Omingo Magara, the UDA’s national treasurer, announced his resignation from the party affiliated with Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, February 28.
Kisii town’s grassroots leaders were present when Magara made the announcement. Resignation from UDA was motivated by a lack of democracy and he returned to the PDP led by Migori Governor Okoth Obado, according to the former MP.
Previous statements from him hinted that he was considering changing political parties due to his belief that he was being undercut by those around him.
“Through the UDA party, where I was also the national treasurer, I had long held aspirations to become Kisii County Governor.” The UDA Party, however, has since changed its policies, making my candidacy impossible.
Magara announced his resignation from the UDA party, saying, “After considerable reflections and consultations with my people in Kisii County, national leaders, family and friends, my political future and ambitions cannot be sufficiently addressed by the UDA party.”
He declared his interest in running for Kisii County governor and would face Nyaribari Masaba lawmaker Ezekiel Machogu for the UDA ticket.
His denial of defection from the party of William Ruto’s deputy was made public Sunday.
As a good leader, Magara says, “I’m currently engaged in consultations and I’ll be making a major announcement soon,” he wrote.