John Mbadi, the ODM chairman has dropped his Homa Bay gubernatorial race leaving Gladys Wanga for the ODM ticket.
The Suba South Member of Parliament was to contest for the seat on an ODM party ticket.
“I have today withdrawn my bid from the Homa bay County gubernatorial race. I will therefore henceforth place more effort in the Azimio presidential bid and the nationwide bid to have ODM secure as many seats as possible,” Mbadi said.
“What has however made it doable is my unquestioned commitment to the ODM national agenda, the quest for the national growth and stability and of course my unwavering support for Raila Odinga’s presidential bid,” Mbadi said.
“I, therefore, thank all my supporters and even those who were yet to support my bid for this far we’ve walked,” he said.
This comes after the ODM party announced that it will follow consensus in some places to minimize fallouts.
He was expected to compete for the party’s ticket alongside Gladys Wanga, Homa Bay woman representative.
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers secretary-general Akello Misori, Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata, and businessman Sam Wakiaga are among the other candidates in the contest.