By Fredrick Odiero
Orange Democratic Movement chairman John Mbadi and Migori senator Ochilo Ayacko have been left badly bruised as the dust settles following the aborted ouster of Migori governor Okoth Obado.
Mbadi and Ayacko were seen to be in the forefront in attempts aimed at removing Obado via an impeachment motion after an anti-corruption court barred him from accessing his office.
The chairman was the first to fire the first salvo followed by Ayacko with members of the county assembly following in tow alongside ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna.
Reports have indicated that a member of the East African Legislative Assembly MP Oburu Oginga and Ida Odinga came to the rescue of Obado.
Oburu has since denied ever intervening on behalf of the embattled governor.
“Obado is my friend but I have never talked to him since this thing started,” he said.
Mixed signals started being seen when ODM leader Raila Odinga suggested that he would bring leaders in Migori together ahead of the start of the building bridges initiative campaigns.
Raila was of the view that leaders in Migori needed to look at bigger things.
The mix has left Mbadi is a catch-22 situation even as he looks for bigger things in Homa Bay county.
Mbadi is among leaders who are keen on succeeding Governor Cyprian Awiti after 2022.
Obado recently pledged allegiance to Raila and blamed rumour mongers for his predicament.