Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has revealed how Musalia Mudavadi tried to convince him to support his presidential bid in 2013.
“In 2013 Musalia Mudavadi vied for presidency. And he approached me with the aim of persuading me to join his camp. I refused and in that election, Raila beat Mudavadi by over 300,00 votes in Kakamega,” Oparanya said.
The second term governor was speaking on Sunday while addressing ODM MPs and Suna East constituents in Migori county.
During the event that was also attended by ODM leader Raila Odinga, Oparanya reassured ODM members his loyalty and unwavering support for ODM party, ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Oparanya asserted that each time Raila’s name is on the ballot as presidential candidate, former Prime Minister has always garnered majority of votes in Kakamega and he shall join him in searching for votes.
He also vowed that since he has served for two terms as a governor, his agenda is now to support Raila’s presidential ambition.
“I have already served my two terms as governor. And now my agenda is to stand with Raila as he goes for the presidency,” Oparanya asserted.
This is not the first time Oparanya has assured to throw his weight behind Raila Odinga.