Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has dismissed talks of an alliance between ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.
Oparanya, who is on his final term as a county boss said ODM has a lot of political options and that working with Ruto was a part of the outfit’s plan B.
”In politics, you must have plans A, B and C. If Plan A fails, you resort to Plan B. Working with Ruto is just part of Plan B. We feel there is something missing,” the governor said.
He was however quick to dismiss there was a fall out between Uhuru and Raila, saying such a move would lead to an automatic death of BBI.
“I don’t think there will be a fallout between the two leaders because of the handshake, which is their project. It would be unfortunate if they fell out because it would mean death of the BBI.”
His sentiments have been supported by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed who described the current talks of an alliance between Raila and Ruto as a creation of the media. And, those ODM members reaching out to the DP were doing so as individuals.
”Why should they go separate ways? Why is the media forcing a fall out? The Handshake is here to stay. We are not pulling out of the Handshake. If there are people who want to join Ruto, they are doing so as individuals and they do not represent ODM in whatever way,” said Junet.