- Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nominated MP, Wilson Sossion may possibly defect from ODM to support Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party.
The move now seems just a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’, after the former trade unionist announced that he has been advised to support DP Ruto’s presidential bid.
In a message he shared on his Facebook page, Sossion revealed that he met with elders from his rural home, who also advised him to ditch Raila’s ODM and popularise Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.ODM nominated Mp Wilson Sossion with elders at his residence on September, 7, 2021
During the meeting, Sossion was seeking support from the elders on his bid to vie for Bomet senatorial seat.
“They say charity begins at home, on Monday in my residence, the elders of Motigo Sub location in Bomet Central have decided to endorse my senate aspirations in 2022,” the Facebook post reads.
“The elders have advised me to stick on the prize and avoid backing any politician but to support the Deputy President William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid, as well as popularising the newly formed party UDA.” the post reads.
This announcement comes barely a month after Sossion stated that he is a life member of ODM and loyal to Raila Odinga all the way to the 2022 General Election and dismissed claims that he had joined UDA.
“I am a life member of the ODM party, and I am very loyal to my party leader Raila Odinga. All those claims you are seeing on social media are just propaganda being pushed by my political distractors,” Sossion stated earlier.
Sossion was nominated to parliament by the ODM party to represent the interests of the teachers at the National Assembly.
Sossion, who has declared that he will run for Bomet senatorial seat, has been cagey on announcing his 2022 political stand.
Sossion’s latest statements have proved that his allegiance to the ODM party is on the test, and perhaps it’s just a matter of time before he officially joins Ruto’s UDA.
The Nominated Mp quit his position as Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General months ago, a position he held since 2016.