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Sossion Ditches ODM For UDA, Vows To Support DP Ruto

Former KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion has defected from Raila Odinga’s ODM to DP Ruto’s UDA. The aspiring Bomet senator was today present in a meeting which had a delegation from Murang’a at the deputy president’s official residence in Karen.
Sossion praised the Deputy President’s bottom-up economic model saying the deputy president was among the few African leaders who had the courage to embrace it and that it was meant to benefit the common man. ” Your excellency, the choice of this model, I can count you among the few brave African leaders to follow that route,” Sossion remarked.
Sossion’s entry to Ruto’s Camp is a boost as he gets to put a grip on the Bomet stronghold which falls under the larger Kalenjin voting block.
Sossion also expressed contentment in the deputy president’s agenda saying it was an agenda of equality and prosperity of the common man. ” The bottom-up economic agenda all over the world is an agenda of prosperity and equality of the common man,” he said.
The former labour unionist further pledged to rally support to the deputy president from the labor force an area he says he is well respected.
Earlier in September 2021, Sossion denied claims of ditching the ODM party, and until his exit from the labor union KNUT he had stood his ground on traveling the 2022 journey under an ODM ticket. “The fact that I shall vie for Bomet Senate seat in the next election does not mean I have left ODM. I am a very, very loyal member of ODM,” he said.
Sossion retired from his post in KNUT to fully venture into politics after holding the post for a long time. He was also a nominated member of parliament for ODM while still leading the labor union
His defection is just the beginning of more defections to be witnessed in the coming months before the August 2022 polls. Sossion will be seeking to succeed incumbent senator Christopher Andrew Langat who has held the seat since 2017.
Senator Langat has been among the politicians who have found themselves on the wrong end of the jubilee administration for going against the party’s policies.

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