Speaking to KTN News on Wednesday, October 13, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)-nominated lawmaker indicated that he had been directed to reach out to the former Premier by Bomet residents.
He further revealed that he had been asked to iron out issues with the ODM party leader before making the switch and not just ‘leave like an unwanted member’.
“I am a member of Parliament for ODM and I am loyal to the party for this period that I am nominated.”
“I have been talked to by the people of Bomet and they told me to go and get permission from the party leader and not walk away just like that. That is the people of Bomet. They knew that this is a respected leader who walks with (Raila),” he explained.
The lawmaker further added that he made the switch to UDA after the residents advised him to do so.
He noted that the residents were ready to vote for him in as their Senator in the upcoming 2022 General Election as long as he contests on a UDA ticket.
“I asked myself if UDA is a party that upholds my ideals, I have done enough diagnostic analysis and it sits well with me.”
“I am a respectable member of the party (ODM) and we are discussing how to handle the transfer window, I am not at loggerheads with my party,” he added.
On Sunday, October 11, Sossion announced publicly that he had decamped to Deputy William Ruto’s camp and joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
He praised the DP for his bottom-up economic model, saying that it would liberate the millions of Kenyans from poverty.
“I can count you as amongst the few brave and fearless leaders to take that route in the African continent,â€ Sossion stated.