In what may be deemed as fake news, a section of the media had reported over the weekend that ODM party Leader Raila Odinga is headed to the region to consolidate his support ahead of 2022 polls days after Deputy President William Ruto, who is eyeing the top seat, visited the region.
According to reports by Weekly Citizen, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has dismissed the reports stating that there is no such arrangement.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna issued a statement where he stated.
“The ODM Party wants to make it clear that there is no such planned schedule for Hon. Odinga in the region as claimed by a section of the media.”
“Hon. Odinga’s meetings/events are announced to the public through the media by the party’s communications team and not through speculation and sensationalism.”
The party leader Raila Odinga had over the weekend toured the Coastal region where he hinted at a possible stab at the presidential seat in the 2022 General Elections and that he was ready to battle it out with Ruto.
“Baba hajachoka, ako tayari, je mko tayari? Kwa hivo mwachane na wale wezi ambao wanahujumu mali ya wananchi… wakishaiba, wanaingia Kanisani eti anatoa kwa Mungu… eti yeye ni mkarimu… anarudi nayo pande hii ingine eti anatoa mchango ya wheelbarrow,” he said.