Nominated Member of Parliament, Wilson Sossion has spoken about the claims that he has ditched the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
In his statement, the Former Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General stated that he is a life member of the Orange party and a close ally of his party leader, Raila Odinga.
The vocal nominated lawmaker dismissed claims that he has joined United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party that is associated with Deputy President William Ruto, maintaining that he will remain loyal to ODM till the 2022 General Election.
“I am a life member of the ODM party and I am very loyal to my party leader Raila Odinga. All those claims, you are seeing on social media are just propaganda being pushed by my political distractors,” Sossion stated.
He maintained that he will contest for Bomet Senatorial seat in the forthcoming 2022 general election.
“I will let the people of Bomet decide which party I am going to use to vie for Bomet senatorial seat. For now, we are still almost a year to the General election, But still, I can vie with the ODM party ticket, who told you ODM cannot clinch a seat in Bomet?” Sossion posed.
The claims that the lawmaker had decamped to Ruto’s UDA wing came after his interview with a local Radio station, Chamgei FM where he announced his bid to contest for the Bomet Senatorial seat which is currently occupied by Christopher Andrew Lang’at.
The ODM party nominated Sossion to parliament in 2017.
The Nominated MP who was also serving as the Secretary General for KNUT resigned as the Teachers Union boss in a teary message on June 25, 2021, claiming that he was moved to tears after recounting his journey from humble beginning to gaining national recognition.
“My tears started rolling and I was overwhelmed when I started mentioning the teachers of Bomet. Those were tears of love. Those tears were not meant for everybody.
If those teachers did not elect me, I’m sure I might still be teaching in one of the schools in Bomet. If I was not picked to KNUT office, the teachers of Keny wouldn’t have seen me and given me a national platform,” Sossion stated.