NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has bowed out of the ODM party vice-chairmanship race.
Announcing his withdrawal, the governor said, “Â€ÂœI am quitting to give young party members an opportunity to lead and help rebuild our party”. He however added he remains loyal to the party financially, morally and socially.
Kidero now joins other ODM leaders, mainly from Luo Nyanza region, who have since quit the race. They include Rongo Mp Dalmas Otieno Anyango, Suba MP John Mbadi and Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura.
“Due the wishes of the party leadership, I wish to inform Kenyans that I will not take part in the ODM elections but will serve in the Cord management board together with Kitui Senator David Musila” said Dalmas earlier.
Mbadi, who was vying for the secretary general’Â€Â™s position had also quit, citing the bad mainstream media depiction of Luo candidates.
“Â€ÂœThe information in the media made Kenyans have a negative attitude to the Luo aspirants and I therefore feel that my candidature has been compromised by the wrong perception,”Â€Â Mbadi said.