Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s wife, Hellen Obado has declared that she will vote for Azimio la Umoja’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Hellen, who is vying for the Migori Woman Representative seat as an independent candidate, dropped Obado’s name and said she will use Helen Adhiambo Odie.
Speaking after clearance by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to run for the county’s woman representative position, Hellen urged voters not to associate her bid with her husband who is supporting DP William Ruto.
Governor Obado who is serving his last term in office was recently appointed by DP Ruto to steer Kenya Kwanza campaigns in the larger Nyanza region.
“Mr Odinga is vying for President while I’m seeking the woman rep seat, but he has my vote. Obado sought the voters mandate as a governor, but for me, I am seeking my votes as a woman representative and I will be campaigning as an individual. On the ballot paper, I will use Helen Adhiambo Odie as my official name,” she said.
“Don’t associate me with the governor’s legacy and anything to do with him that was his tenure I’m pleading with you to give me a chance as Hellen, not as the governor’s wife.”
If elected she pledged to prioritise the economic empowerment of women in Migori County.
Hellen will face off against ODM’s Dennitah Ghati, Jubilee’s Lillian Akugo, Independent candidates Fatuma Mohammed and Josephine Sirega.