Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has disclosed his political plans of launching a new political movement ahead of 2022 presidential elections.
The former Prime Minister held a meeting with various leaders in Nakuru County and revealed that plans were underway to form a formidable political movement that will deliver the presidency come 2022 general elections.
Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Orange party leader stated that they will unveil a new political vehicle in due course and after traversing the country.
“The journey towards a mass movement that we set on today aims to bring Kenyans of goodwill, citizens, movements, social formations and institutions dedicated to people-centred democratic governance.
Within a short period of time, after going across the country, we will unveil the vehicle that has space for the diversity of Kenyans to the Promised Land,” Raila said.
This comes after One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals issued a statement after their three-day retreat in Naivasha insisting that they will field their own presidential candidate in the forthcoming August, 2022 General Election.
“As the “Great Rift Valley Declaration”, we hereby unequivocally state that One Kenya Alliance will field a presidential candidate in next year’s general elections. And the candidate is here,” OKA principals said in their statement.
The Opposition leader visited Nakuru County on Tuesday, August 18, 2021 where he received a heroic welcome by the residents from the region perceived to be Deputy President William Ruto’s stronghold.
The Orange party leader dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s approach of revitalisation of the economy through his bottom-up economic model and called upon Kenyans to elect leaders who would help to revive the country’s economy and improve the living standards of the citizens.
“We want to see the young people get up. I want my environment to favour the youths. We will improve the business by providing them with modern machines, self-development and others to start a business,” Raila stated.