Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has broken silence about his Thursday meeting with Deputy President William Ruto disclosing when he plans to quit the Orange Democratic Movement party.
In a report via the Star, the former Council of Governors Chair has informed that their meeting with the Deputy President was not planned alleging that it was just a coincidence that when he left the meeting he had held they met with DP Ruto and allies.
Oparanya has continued to state that the photos which are going viral are from archives rubbishing claims that they are planning to form a new alliance with the Deputy President ahead of 2022.
“Those are very old photos of about three weeks ago and have nothing to do with any talks. When people meet in a hotel it doesn’t translate into building an alliance,”Oparanya said on the phone.
Revealing when he plans to quit the Orange Democratic Movement Party Mr. Oparanya has said that he is still in the ODM and that he has no plans to leave the party.
The Kakamega Governor has stated that the time when he will leave the ODM party is that time when Raila Odinga who is their party leader will quit silencing critics.
“I am in ODM to stay unless Baba (Raila Odinga) moves out,”he added.
Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has also defended Governor Wycliffe Oparanya informing that their meeting with the Kakamega Governor was coincidental only that after meeting since they are all friends decided to pose for a photo session.
Echesa has confirmed that nothing was discussed during their meeting rubbing claims that Oparanya wants to quit the ODM party.
“We were told Oparanya was in a different meeting with the ODM team in the process we ran into each other and one of the members requested a photo moment. Nothing else was discussed,”Rashid Echesa said.