Wycliffe Oparanya: I’d Rather Retire, Be A Farmer Than Join Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance
Written by Inka FM on 12 February 2022
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has shut down any speculations of him joining Deputy President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Oparanya who was speaking to Citizen TV on Friday stated that he would never ditch the Raila Odinga-led Azimio La Umoja movement for the DP’s camp, saying that he would rather retire and be a farmer.
“I have never even thought of it and I have never imagined that I can join Kenya Kwanza Alliance,” said Oparanya.
The DP and his team, according to Oparanya, have very different ideals and he cannot forge a working relationship with them.
“Those people have a different ideology from what we stand for. If I was to join them, if that was the only option, then I would rather retire and go home to be a farmer than join Kenya Kwanza,” he added.
Oparanya’s comments come amid speculation that he might be ditching Odinga’s camp because of his notable absence in the Azimio La Umoja’s recent rallies.
The legislator further took to social media on Friday night to set the record straight on his position, dismissing the claims as propaganda.
“Spent the day attending Rt Hon Raila Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Board meeting in Nairobi,” Oparanya tweeted.
He added: “I urge Azimio supporters to ignore propaganda being spread my detractors who are uncomfortable with Azimio wave sweeping the country & my firm stand behind Baba’s bid for presidency.”