Oparanya dismisses talk of decamping Azimio after skipping Vihiga rally

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Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has dismissed reports that have been going around on social media, that he is headed to DP William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza, describing the allegations as being part of the Azimio wave taking over the Western Kenya region.

In a tweet on Friday, Oparanya, also one of Deputy ODM leaders said he was firmly behind Raila Odinga the Azimio Movement leader seeking to succeed President Kenyatta in August.

”Spent the day attending Rt Hon Raila Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Board meeting in Nairobi. I urge Azimio supporters to ignore propaganda being spread by my detractors who are uncomfortable with Azimio wave sweeping the country & my firm stand behind Baba’s bid for the presidency,” his statement read.

Read: Oparanya: I’m in charge of Azimio la Umoja in Western

The Orange Democratic Party also debunked the camp switching tasks reiterating that Oparanya was holed up in a Raila Campaign Board meeting as opposed to the information that was doing rounds on social media platforms.

“Deputy Party Leader Wycliffe Oparanya is a member of the Raila Campaign Board chaired by Governor of Laikipia County HE Nderitu Mureithi. The board has been meeting the whole of this afternoon & Governor Oparanya was in attendance. Ignore rumors being spread by busybodies who have run out of ideas,” the political outfit’s statement read.

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