The Bungoma County governor Wycliffe Wangamati has officially ditched Ford Kenya party to join the Azimio la Umoja movement.
Wangamati, who was among the Ford Kenya party members that wanted to oust Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi to take over the party leadership assured the Orange Democratic Movement , ODM party leader Raila Odinga of his support.
Speaking in Naivasha in a meeting of governors supporting Azimio la Umoja, Wangamati said he will do his best to ensure Odinga succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 9, polls.
“ Today I stand here to join fellow governors as the governor of Bungoma County and pledge my support and commitment as we have agreed to support Rt. Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga to become the 5th President of this nation,” he said.
Former prime minister Mr. Odinga in his speech urged the governors supporting Azimio la Umoja to be good champions of the movement and maintain peaceful coexistence in their campaigns. Raila also urged Kenyans to come out in large numbers to register as voters during the second national voter registration exercise that began today.
He urged the governors to push their residents in their respective counties to take part in the process so that they can have numbers that will enable them to win the August, 9th general elections
“When you go back to your respective counties make sure that your people are registered as voters so that we can have numbers that will help us win the coming elections,” he said.
The Odm leader added that the Azimio la Umoja movement aims at uniting Kenyans irrespective of their tribe, clan and religion. He also said that the political leaders should stop forming groups that seek to divide Kenyans between the rich and the poor.
The Azimio la Umoja movement has managed to gather more than 30 governors out of the 47 counties ahead of August, 9th general election.
Meanwhile the deputy president William Ruto has allegedly accused Mr. Odinga of being behind the ugly chaotic scene that was witnessed during his rally campaigns at Jacaranda ground in Nairobi yesterday.