Uncategorized Why Obado Won't Join Ruto's UDA – Kenyans.co.ke
Migori Governor, Okoth Obado, has revealed that he will not join Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Speaking during a radio interview on Tuesday, January 18, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) party leader stated that he would not wind up his political outfit either.
Further, Obado, who decamped to PDP after falling out with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, dubbed UDA as a small outfit.
“UDA is just a small party which was started recently. PDP took me and made me a governor in 2013.
“UDA is thus a political baby that cannot be compared to PDP which is more mature. I only need more people to join me at PDP and make it bigger instead of folding it up for others,” he remarked.
Obado also disclosed that he was neither supporting Ruto nor ODM party leader, Raila Odinga. He also divulged that he had dropped his quest to be Kenya’s fifth president.
“There is no seat I will seek in Migori County in the next polls. And since PDP is driven by the wish and voice of common citizens, I will ask them where the political wind is blowing then follow,” he remarked.
Obado, who has hosted Ruto in Migori County on several occasions, caused jitters when he gave the DP’s rally a wide berth on January 9.
Asked why he skipped Ruto’s event held in Migori, Obado explained that he was holed up in an emergency at a gold mine where some people were trapped.
However, he clarified that he is not a member of the ‘hustler nation’ and has the right to host Ruto as he is the incumbent Deputy President of Kenya.
“Why are you concerned with my issues? Why is it that when I attend the DP’s meetings I’m deemed to have defected to his camp but when Raila attends Kalonzo Musyoka’s and Gideon Moi’s [political events] he is not accused of defecting to their parties?” Obado wondered.