EXCLUSIVE: Aladwa reveals plans to unseat Sonko
Member of Parliament for Makadara constituency George Aladwa has announced his interest in becoming Nairobi’s next governor.
The vocal politician made the declaration on Thursday morning on a WhatsApp (Obulala Movement).
“I confirm here today Thursday 23rd May 2019 in this Forum Obulala Movement that (during) the 2022 General Elections, I will contest for the Governor seat for Nairobi County 047 and I request for your support. My God is able. Amen,” he wrote.
Obulala (togetherness) is a forum which mainly brings together members of the Luhya community.
Formed by former AFC Leopards CEO, Richard Ekhalie, its aims at uniting and offering socio-economic opportunities to members of the community, while also discussing the political journey of its members.
A successful campaign would mark a return to the City Hall for Aladwa, who has served as Nairobi Mayor in the past.
A staunch political ally of ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, Aladwa was elected Makadara MP in 2017 and has also served as AFC Leopards Secretary General.
Should he make good his ambitions to run for the top job in Nairobi, Aladwa could face off with the incumbent Governor Mike Sonko, former Governor Evans Kidero, current Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja as well as Gatundu lawmaker Moses Kuria who have all been rumored to be interested in the seat.