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Wilson Sossion gives up ODM nomination to parliament

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Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Governor for Baringo County Stanley Kiptis at the ASK Show grounds in Kabarnet, said that he had made the decision to relinquish his nomination to give way to somebody else to enable him attend to other national duties.

“I had to reflect and make a choice, and I have made an independent choice, nobody has coerced me,” he said.

The vocal KNUT Secretary General who was nominated by the Orange Democratic Party to represent the interests of workers however defended his nomination saying that every Kenyan has a constitutional right to support a political party of their choice.

“I am a life member of ODM, and therefore I cannot dictate on the party what it has to do, I have to express my interest, the rest is for the party to take its own decision,” he said.

“What is very firm is that our framework and labour engagement is strong, it is in place, and it is signed,” he added.

Sossion lauded voters for electing teachers to various positions including the election of Kiptis who is the only teacher to be elected Governor promising that he will be retained on the KNUT National Executive Council to give guidance on the plight of teachers.

Sossion’s decision comes in the wake of the recent claims that the Orange Democratic Party was contemplating to nominate outgoing Bomet Governor and Chama Cha Mashinani Party leader Isaac Ruto to the National Assembly to enable him take up the position of leader of minority.

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