Ugunja Member of Parliament (MP) Opiyo Wandayi has withdrawn from the 2022 Siaya Gubernatorial race.
“Following consultations with ODM leadership and the rank and file of the party and having listened keenly to the voices of my Ugunja constituents, I wish to make it known that I shall not be a candidate for the position of Governor of Siaya in 2022,” read the statement.
The legislator thanked those who had proposed and backed his gubernatorial candidature for having confidence in him.
He also said he will back candidates that shall have been duly nominated by ODM for the gubernatorial position.
The Siaya County top seat has also attracted Senator James Orengo, former Kenya Police Service spokesman Charles Owino, Deputy Governor James Okumbe and ex- Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo.