- Junet Mohammed said it was within the governor’s democratic right to associate and even make political movement.
- Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi said that the journey to 2022 is still long and several alignments are expected along the way.
The Orange Democratic Movement has termed as inconsequential Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok’s change of political support.
ODM termed it as his political democratic right.
The Orange party chairman John Mbadi told the Nation that the move by Governor Nanok to support Deputy President 2022 presidential ambition was expected and is not a surprise to the party.
Mr Mbadi said the Turkana Governor, who is also a senior official in the party, stopped participating in party affairs long time ago and it was just a matter of when he will make his political move and not if.
“There is nothing new that has happened, some of the people serving their second and final term are looking for future political survival. Some want to be remembered through appointments in government,” Mr Mbadi said.
Minority Whip in the National Assembly Junet Mohammed said it was within the governor’s democratic right to associate and even make political movement.
“Even as he moves, it is on record and will remain in history that he served for two terms as a governor for Turkana in an ODM party ticket,” Mr Junet said.