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Sossion opts out of ODM nomination to focus on union issues

KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion wants his name removed from ODM nomination list

Sossion says he wants to focus and concentrate more on union matters

He dismissed allegations that he was leaving the ODM nomination slot for Isaac Ruto who lost to Joyce Laboso in the Bomet gubernatorial contest.

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion has asked the Orange Democratic Party to remove his name from the list of nominated Members of Parliament.

Speaking in Baringo during the swearing in of Baringo governor Stanley Kiptis, Sossion confirmed that he had met with Raila Odinga and asked him to set aside his name and appoint another nominee in his place.

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“It is true Sossion KNUT secretary general is in the list and number two as nominee to Parliament, however I have asked Raila to set aside my name and appoint another nominee,” said Sossion.

He said he reached his decision having considered the heavy commitment within the Union and said it was worth he continue serving in the union.

Earlier on, unconfirmed reports indicated that Sossion had been asked to step down for Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto who lost to Joyce Laboso in the just concluded general elections.

He however dismissed the claims saying no one forced him to let go the position.

“I was not coerced by anyone to let go the position but decided to do so on my own,” he said.

Sossion called on the people of Baringo to maintain peace and urged them to unite saying he will be a friend to the county of Baringo and an ambassador of peace.

“We need peace, I am willing to come spend time here and preach peace, I don’t fear,” he said.

He said as KNUT they were happy and proud having one of them serve as a governor in Kenya and said they will release Kiptis from his duties in the National Executive Council that he may concentrate and serve his people well.

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He however said Kiptis will remain one of them and will always consult him when need arise.

“We shall release Kiptis from the Union, however he will remain one of our closest friend to act as a link and for consultation when need arise,” he said.

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