ODM SG Edwin Sifuna pulls out of all elective seats in 2022


Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has pulled out of any elective political seat in 2022 polls.

Sifuna who unsuccessfully vied for Nairobi senatorial race in 2017 on ODM was defeated by Jubilee’s candidate Johnstone Sakaja.

Prior to going for the senatorial seat, he had also been defeated in the Kanduyi constituency ODM primaries by Lawyer John Makali who also eventually lost during the general election to the then Ford Kenya candidate Wafula Wamunyinyi.

Pressure has been mounting on Sifuna to vie for any elective seat in Bungoma County.

“You people have used your resources campaigning for me to go for either gubernatorial, senatorial or even Kanduyi parliamentary seat but it is unfortunate that I won’t vie for any elective seat in 2022,” he said.

Sifuna added, “After a wide consultation with my clan, family and close friends, I have decided to shelf my ambition and concentrate in supporting Raila Odinga’s presidential bid at the helm of the party,”.

Reports Indicated that Sifuna was well prepared to face off with Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi.

Addressing Bungoma County ODM party delegates at his Siaka village home on Monday, Sifuna stated that he had pulled out of any elective seat in 2022.

“I won’t go for any elective seat in this country, I want to redirect my energy to ensure my party boss Raila Odinga wins the presidency in 2022,” he said.

Sifuna noted that the work he is doing in serving ODM is so important, let me support Raila Odinga in his presidential journey.

“I would wish to vie for a political seat but because of the work load in ODM I have made a decision to pull out of any elective seat to allow me concentrate on serving the party,”.

He added, “Despite the family, clan and the supporters pressure, I won’t vie for any seat but I will still serve you at the ODM Secretariate, there is a lot of goodies that you will benefit from while am holding this post,”.

During the event, Sifuna officially received over 100 defectors from other parties who joined ODM and will vie for various seats in 2022.


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