Former KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has dismissed rumors doing rounds on social media that he has dumped the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) which nominated him to parliament in 2017, for DP Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
On Thursday, the nominated MP explained his announcement of running for the Bomet senatorial seat in 2022 should not be misinterpreted to mean he was angling himself to join UDA, which is perceived to have a near-fanatical following in the Rift Valley.
”The fact that I shall gun Bomet senate seat in the next elections does not mean I have left ODM. I am a very very loyal member of ODM. Treat other reports as inaccurate propaganda and lies!” Sossion tweeted.
On June 25th this year, a teary Sossion resigned from his KNUT Secretary General position, a post he had held from 2013, saying he had outgrown the union and had his eyes trained on being in parliament.
”I have outgrown KNUT. My responsibility now shifts to Parliament,” he said in a press conference held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in Nairobi. The nominated MP’s resignation came just a day before the union’s national elections.