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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH MAY 2018-Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga says that he is not concerned about the 2022 politics denying claims that he will be seeking the presidency .
In statement released by his spokesman Dennis Onyango on Sunday , Odinga urged Kenyans to focus on fostering national unity, national cohesion, unity and not to be distracted by the far off 2022 politics.
“H.E Odinga further appeals to Kenyans to stay focused on the critical issues contained in the Building Bridges project and healing the nation and reiterates the need for Kenyans to address themselves to the future that we would want our children to live in and refuse to be distracted by the politics of 2022,” read the statement in part.
Odinga reaffirmed that ‘his efforts are currently directed at the Building Bridges Initiative and the determination that he and President Uhuru Kenyatta are engaged in to bring the country together and heal the ills that have afflicted it throughout the years.’
He also downplayed remarks from some of the Orange Democratic Movement members led by Senate Minority Leader James Orengo who indicated that they could field him as the party’s presidential candidate in 2022.
He has said that those were their personal opinions
“If and when Hon. Odinga will want to communicate something different to the country, he will do so personally and directly on an open national forum,” the ODM leader noted.
Odinga said that should he want to communicate his plans for 2022 he will do so in person as he has always done before.