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Boni Khalwale meets ODM leaders; dismisses claims he’s ditching Ruto’s UDA

Boni Khalwale has dismissed claims he’s ditching Ruto’s UDA after he met ODM leaders as the race to succeed Gorvorner Oparanya intensifies.

Boni Khalwale, a former Kakamega senator, has gained support for his governorship bid for Kakamega County from ODM leaders.

The former lawmaker revealed on Twitter that leaders from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) had approved his quest to succeed Wycliffe Oparanya.

“This morning, I held a breakfast meeting with Ikolomani North ODM party leaders. Am so grateful that they took the opportunity to endorse me for Kakamega Governor 2022. Khubele muluchendo,” said Oparanya. 

Khalwale’s chances of succeeding Oparanya have since taken a hit after the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) got into a working relationship with the Amani National Congress. 

Khalwale will be vying on UDA ticket while Cleophas Malala on ANC ticket. 

Khalwale refutes reports that he has abandoned William Ruto’s UDA. Khalwale had denied abandoning Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

He was responding to a social media post implying that the people of Kakamega had persuaded him to join Raila Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja campaign, which is led by ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“I will consider leaving UDA to Azimio DAP-K. The people of Kakamega have spoken, and the only road to the Kakamega Governorship is Azimio. Mudavadi, I love you. You are a good friend, but the people of Kakamega have spoken to me. I wish you good luck, ” the post read. 

But, in a fast retort, Khalwale dismissed the charges as “false banter.”

“Hahaa! Desperate livestock are unable to find a candidate who can match me! They think this fake banter can sway me to their Azimio la utapeli. Go away,” Khalwale said. 

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