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I relinquished my position at FORD Kenya to fully support Raila – Richard Onyonka

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 09:51 | By
Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka has revealed why he relinquished his position as FORD Kenya deputy party leader citing a conflict of interest.

In a televised interview on Monday, November 22, Onyonka said he made the decision to step down from the party's leadership owing to his believe in former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

"I am no longer a party leader in FORD Kenya. I actually relinquished my position two weeks ago when the party held its National Delegates Conference (NDC). I couldn't stay in FORD Kenya when I actually believe in Raila," Onyonka said.

The lawmaker was quick to add that he is still an MP since he is yet to tender his official resignation from FORD Kenya.

"For me to lose my seat I have to write an official resignation letter which I will do February 2022," he added.

Onyonka said that Luke Obiri, an MP from Kisii County took over from him stating that he is yet to decide which party he will move to.

In October, Onyonka who supports Simba Arati’s gubernatorial quest for Kisii county urged the region to support Raila in the 2022 Presidential race.

“I urge you to support former prime minister Raila Odinga's presidential bid and Arati for governor,” Onyonka said.

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