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It was a prank for April Fools Day, Raila did not apply for ODM Presidential ticket

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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Orange Party has clarified that its party leader did not apply to be considered for the presidential ticket for the 2022 polls.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has now clarified that it was all a prank to mark April Fool’s Day. 

“Politics can be serious business. Politics is serious business every day of the calendar. Except April 1st. We took the liberty of joining in the days pranks with our communication yesterday knowing well our friends in media and politics would not know better,” said Sifuna in a statement sent to newsroom on Friday morning.

“We see many, especially our political opponents swallowed it hook line and sinker. They came out guns blazing, frothing at the mouth, at an April fools misdirection. You need to lighten up, friends. It’s never that serious,” he said.

Sifuna said Raila’s long held position is that he will not discuss 2022 until after the BBI process is done.

According to the SG, the party received only two applications from Kakakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his Mombasa counterpart Ali Hassan Joho.

“These will be processed in the usual manner by the National Elections Board.”

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