Migori Governor Zachary Okoth Obado has declared that he will not leave the Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM ) despite wide speculations over the same.

The Migori Governor yesterday held a full day meeting with a group of his supporters whom he claimed were the bonafide party officials. The meeting was held at an alleged ODM office in Migori town that was built and donated by Obado during the campaigns but has since never been recognized by the ODM party headquarters despite frantic efforts to have had it opened by the Party Leader Raila Odinga at the time its construction was complete.

According to the communication team of the Governor, the alleged ODM delegates held the meeting to denounce separate reports by the Migori county ODM chairman Philip Makabongo that the ODM party was planning to expel Okoth Obado from the party due to the ongoing murder and corruption cases against the Migori governor, where they argue that they are interfering with the development agenda of the county.

The besieged Migori governor tried so hard to hide his face from the meeting but his communication team were too anxious to take pictures and share out, posts that were later deleted from their respective profiles but it was too late for them.

Post by Obado communication team before they were asked to delete

One Phesto Mapesa who was leading the team that met Obado declared himself the bonafide chairman and used the opportunity to announce that the Migori Governor Okoth Obado remains a life member of ODM and they will resist any plans to have him removed from the party.

Obado supporters led by self imposed ODM chair Mapesa

However, to their disappointment, the ODM party headquarters would later announce that the meeting held by Obado was not an official party meeting. In a post shared on their official facebook and twitter pages, ODM said the bonafide party officials mandated to organize such meetings are Philip Makabong’o (Chairman) and Jossy Olala (Secretary).