Suba North MP John Mbadi had withdrawn from the Homabay gubernatorial race to focus on Raila Odinga’s presidential bid. In a statement on Monday, Mbadi, also the ODM chairperson says the decision has been a tough one to make but it was nothing compared to his loyalty to Raila Odinga and the ODM party.
”This has definitely been one of the most difficult decisions that I have had to make in the recent past. What has however made it doable is my unquestioned commitment to the ODM national agenda, quest for the national growth and stability, and of course my unwavering support to the RT Hon. Raila Odinga’s presidential bid,” the Suba North legislator wrote.
”In the interest of these, I have today withdrawn my bid from the Homabay County gubernatorial race. I will therefore henceforth place more effort in the Azimio presidential bid and the nationwide bid to have ODM secure as many seats as possible…tasks that I am sure I can positively add value to,” he added.
With Mbadi out of the race, Homabay Women Rep Gladys Wanga who is the frontrunner will face off with former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers secretary-general Akello Misori, Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata and businessman Sam Wakiaga in the ODM nominations.