Edwin Sifuna shelves political ambitions
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretary-general Edwin Sifuna says he will not contest for any political seat during the 2022 general elections.
Instead, the party spokesperson says he will concentrate his energies in campaigning for Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.
“You people have used your resources campaigning for me to go for gubernatorial, senatorial, or even Kanduyi parliamentary seat but it is unfortunate that I won’t vie for any elective seat in 2022,” he told ODM Bungoma County delegates, recently.
“After wide consultations with my clan, family, and close friends, I have decided to shelve my ambitions and concentrate on supporting Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.”
The Bungoma County @TheODMparty delegates convention saw over fifty aspirants declare interest in the Party Ticket to vie for various seats across Bungoma. We also received 10 defectors from Ford Kenya led by Hon. Nancy Kibaba who will be vying for Woman Rep in 2022#TukoTayari pic.twitter.com/PQqJP1kg52
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) December 13, 2021
Sifuna unsuccessfully vied for the Nairobi senatorial race and came second to Jubilee’s Johnson Sakaja in 2017.
He’d earlier lost in the Kanduyi constituency ODM primaries by lawyer John Makali.
Makali would then lose to then Ford Kenya candidate Wafula Wamunyinyi.
Raila Odinga and William Ruto are considered front runners to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after the 2022 polls.