August 9

Boost for MP Otiende Amollo as rival supports his re-election bid

Friday, August 5th, 2022 15:40 | By
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo. PHOTO/File
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo. PHOTO/File

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo's re-election bid has received a major boost after independent candidate Isaiah Ndisi Munje shelved his parliamentary bid.

Ndisi said he dropped his bid in favour of Otiende after wide consultations.

He made the declaration after a meeting with the MP and a group of residents from Asembo and Kayoo at his home, just three days to the August 9 polls.

"Having been approached by Raila Odinga and his elder Brother Dr Oburu in Kisumu yesterday and negotiated consulted expansively have dropped my bid in favour of Otiende so going forward, I will not contest for the position unless he leaves it," Ndisi said.

He asked his supporters to support his latest move and ensure Raila Odinga's Azimio One Kenya coalition scoops all the seats in the area.

Ndisi, who was among six candidates eyeing the Rarieda seat, warned that any politician who will go against the wishes of Raila would be plunged into political oblivion.

"Nobody had gone against Raila politically and succeeded in their political bid," said Ndisi adding that even the Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju failed in his re-election bid after going against Raila.

He claimed that gubernatorial candidate Nicholas Gumbo, who lost the 2017 polls, would suffer the same fate next week.

Otiende Amollo welcomes Ndisi's political move

"With his support, I have no doubt of retaining the parliamentary seat," Amollo said as he lauded Ndisi for the move.

He has since incorporated the teams that were supporting Ndisi into his campaign committee.

"The future of the country trickles to ODM and we stand to benefit after Raila takes power and other regions should not complain when Raila is ensuring an equitable share of resources," Amollo stated adding that Nyanza will thrive in terms of developments once Raila takes power.

According to the legislator, the region has been starved by previous regimes for the past 60 years.

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