Ex-Governor Sospeter Ojaamong ditches Raila’s ODM for UDA


Ex-Governor Sospeter Ojaamong ditches Raila’s ODM for UDA

Sospeter Ojaamong, the ex-Governor of Busia, announced his switch from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

This declaration took place at an interdenominational church service in Teso, Busia County, on Sunday, January 21.

Addressing the congregation in the presence of President William Ruto and other high-ranking members of the Kenya Kwanza administration, Ojaamong pledged his dedication to collaborating with the ruling party in order to support the government’s development initiatives.


“From today I’ve joined UDA and I expect to be in government fully,” Ojaamong said.

“The best way to get better development projects is by supporting the government.”

Ababu Namwamba, the Sports Cabinet Secretary, praised Ojaamong for choosing to align with UDA and encouraged fellow members of the political group to welcome him warmly and ensure he feels at home.

“Your Excellency Ojaamong has made a good decision. Let’s support him as he joins the UDA house,” Ababu said.

Having been a devoted supporter and member of the ODM party for numerous years, Ojaamong declared his departure from the party led by Raila Odinga earlier this week. He attributed his decision to resign to ideological differences.

“My decision is premised on the fact that my continued membership of this outfit of which I have been a life member for many years is no longer tenable due to a clash of ideological beliefs, community interests, associations and aspirations and by the fact that my political convictions no longer has convergence or depict common denominator with that of the ODM party, its values & political practices,” a resignation letter read in part.

Ojaamong secured the position of Member of Parliament for Amagoro Constituency in the 2007 General Election under the ODM ticket.

Subsequently, he transitioned to become the Busia governor in 2013, a role he served until the conclusion of his term in 2022.

In the August 2022 elections, he vied for the Teso South parliamentary seat but was unsuccessful, losing to Mary Emaase of the UDA.

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