Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has revealed his plans of joining Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s camp ahead of 2022 general elections.
The Makueni Governor has announced his plans of teaming up with Raila ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections following a lengthy discussions that he held with the former Prime Minister on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
During the meeting, Kibwana stated that Raila has a vision for the country adding that they share a common goals ideology.
“ODM leader Raila Odinga and I are thinking in sync with the aim of taking Kenya forward. We want real change and create a country that is ready to stand for its people.
“Working together is not a hard task but I may ask that since I am working with many other people, I should seat down with them and discuss the move,” Kibwana stated.
The governor also urged the party to reach out to his Machakos and Kitui counterparts Alfred Mutua and Charity Ngilu respectively.
According to an ODM official who attended the meeting but requested for anonymity noted that the party was pursuing the the Governor because of his development record in his County.
“The whole country has seen what Kibwana has done in Makueni. Now we are seducing him early enough because we know he has been approached by many others.
“We want him to come and work with us. If he wants to come with his own party or join ODM, it is his choice,” the source who requested for anonymity stated.
This comes after Kibwana had expressed his interest in the presidential seat back in December 2020 stating that he would be honoured to serve the people.
“I wish to serve as your President come 2022. I am seeking the support of Kongamano La Mageuzi ( KLM), a pro-change movement. Kindly endorse my candidature.
“I have listened to the voice of Wanjiku asking me to run for the presidency in the coming election. I am available, ready and willing to be Wanjiku’s President. Will go all the way to the Ballot Box with Wanjiku in 2022. We must ensure devolution works for our communities,” Kibwana announced.