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The party leader Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has rejected press reports that he declared his presidential candidacy in the 2022 elections.

Odinga failed Sunday Nation reports that his political truce President Uhuru Kenyatta was solely choreographed on March 9 of last year so that he could place himself as the 2022 race presidential candidate.

While insisting that it is a non-issue to compete for the country’s top position in 2022, Odinga, through his spokesman Dennis Onyango, described the reports as “reckless and irresponsible and intended only to undermine the county’s attempts to unite Kenyans.”

“Odinga doesn’t believe that three years into the 2022 election, who’s running, who’s ahead, who’s behind, who’s going to win, what’s the odds and who’s going to lose is the priority Kenyans should be forced to take on,” his spokesman said.

The High Representative for Infrastructure of the African Union insists that its current priority is to guarantee that the nation is united and that vices like runaway corruption are resolved correctly.

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“This study undermines meticulous attempts to help the nation solve sensitive problems, such as violent elections every five years, runaway corruption, disorder in the districts, education reforms and threats

The newspaper was based on remarks he made on Saturday when he attended his aunt’s burial, Eva Donde, former MP Joe Donde’s mother in Siaya County reportedly alluding to planned grassroots ODM elections.

Odinga, who has remained mother to his political ambitions since forging a political truce with President Kenyatta, has been on the receiving end with many of Deputy President William Ruto’s particularly allies accusing him of hatching a plot to scuttle DP Ruto’s chances of rising to power in 2022.

Over the past year, his (Odinga) dalliance with President Kenyatta has led to mixed reactions that have often been charged with counter-accusations.

The BBI team that lately finished gathering opinions from Kenyans after it was inaugurated after the handshake is anticipated to present its final report at the end of September to President Kenyatta and Odinga.

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