The AU representative Hon Raila Odinga has been described by all types of names; barometer of Kenyan Politics, the living enigma, an icon of many a young, this has made it difficult to pick his successor.
But seemingly, Hon Raila Odinga whose political fate remains opaque, is on the verge of picking his successor.
But from the look of things, Hon Raila Odinga is picking on Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Hon Raila Odinga has been seen grooming Governor Oparanya to fit in his political shoes.
Currently Hon Raila Odinga is in Russia attending the Economic and Infrastructure forum in Russia.
Joined the Russia- Africa panel at the #SPIEF2019 and stated the fact that our continent continues to solidify its position as one of the centers of global economic growth. I also stressed on the need for more investment in energy and infrastructure on the continent. pic.twitter.com/mfj1Gabjib
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) June 7, 2019
But surprisingly, Hon Raila Odinga is accompanied by The Council of Governor’s Chairperson Oparanya at the same forum.
Today I had a business day in St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia, where I attended the opening session, the energy forum, business Russia consultative forum, and later held talks with the president of the Lexinbank.
— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) June 6, 2019
It is not the first time the two leaders have been seen together, early last month Hon Raila Odinga took a private chopper and flew all the way to Emabole, Butere Sub County to have lunch with Governor Oparanya.
Today the First Lady and I had the pleasure of hosting my Party Leader, H.E. the Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga at our residence in Emabole, Butere Sub County for lunch. We had fruitful discussions over lunch! pic.twitter.com/zmkf7F4fD9
— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) May 12, 2019
The two leaders had a closed meeting with the details of the meeting still scanty.
Governor Oparanya who is serving his last term, has announced his bid to venture into national politics. Oparanya is flexing to be the next ODM Presidential Flag Bearer in 2022.
This comes as ODM still struggle to replace Hon Raila Odinga who is fading his light from National politics.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho who is the Deputy Party Leader is also preparing himself to battle with the Deputy President William Ruto for the Presidential ticket.
Both Governor Oparanya and Governor Joho are Hon Raila Odinga’s favourite. Choosing between them will be definitely hard.
But who do you think Hon Raila Odinga will pick?