Sossion In Bomet Senatorial Race
Former Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has declared his interest in the Bomet senatorial seat next year.
Sossion, who has declared his campaigns already, is seeking to unseat Senator Christopher Langat.
Sossion has confirmed that his position in the race though he has not revealed the party on whose ticket he will run.
“I am in the race, that is a fact. The issue of party will be determined later. As you know, I am a Member of Parliament fully nominated by ODM and so for now I am doing my work as an ODM MP,” he said.
“Parliament has not been dissolved to facilitate the transfer and or window of change of political parties. It is not yet time for that, in fact the Deputy President who is in Jubilee has not announced he has decamped to UDA,” added session.
Among the agendas Sossion is advocating for is education.
While speaking during an event not so long ago, Sossion revealed that he has been approached by the residents to run for the seat.
“I have gone round and the people have asked me to run for this seat so that I can continue advancing issues affecting teachers of this country and also ensure more resources are sent to the counties,” he said.
Sossion will face a very hard task to popularising himself and ODM party since the area is predominantly a ‘hustler’ region.
Sossion has on several occasions stated that he is a life member of the ODM party and that he pays full allegiance to the party leader Raila Odinga.
It remains to be seen if he will decamp to UDA and square it out with the two other candidates – Sigei and Langat – in the run up to the election.
With only eight months to the party primaries as announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Sossion, who has been crisscrossing the region selling his agenda, has in most occasions been challenged by the electorate to disclose the party he will be running on.