Fake News: Joho Refutes Claims He’s Quit as ODM Deputy Party Leader

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has rubbished claims that he has resigned as Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) deputy party leader.

His purported resignation letter surfaced on social media yesterday, Thursday, 15th October, surprising many Kenyans who know of his steadfast loyalty to the party.

In the letter addressed to party leader Raila Odinga, Joho allegedly thanked the party for giving him an opportunity to serve as the deputy leader.

“I believe during my tenure I served you and the party members diligently, including organising for campaigns in different parts of the country including catering for expense even as the party was experiencing tough economic times,” read part of the letter, in broken English.

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“It has been a learning experience for me and I do hereby tender my resignation as your deputy with a hope that you will give the youth another chance and also encourage divergent voices in how operation and relations in your party are carried.”

Taking to his Twitter account, Joho dismissed the letter, saying that the party was still strong.

The Orange party has also confirmed that the letter was fake. “We thrive in truth…fake news ain’t our thing, ” the party tweeted.

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