CORD Witnesses Another Setback As More Members Bow Out Of The Party


ODM leaders in Uasin Gishu County have challenged the embattled Secretary General Ababu Namwamba to deflect their party as he has been a Jubilee secret agent.

The leaders including chairman, David Songok, said Namwamba is bent on ruining the party from within.

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The party national chairman John Mbadi also urged ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba to resign if he is tired of being their ally. Mbadi said ODM’s constitution offers a large democratic space for every member to do what he feels is right and raise issues.

Budalang’i MP Ababu, through his Saturday post, said he will quit the party while Funyula MP Paul Otuoma resigned from his position as vice chairman vice chairman.

According to Ababu:

“If the dreams of the people of Busia are not getting fulfilled in this party, we will make a different decision.”

The party said he is not going the right way with the whole issue and is only planning to bring the party down.

John Mbadi dares Ababu to quit ODM

Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma and ODM Youth league chairman John Ketora said Ababu relinquished his position long time ago and that the party should seek his replacement.

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They said the party needs a secretary general who can create activities and policies that support its growth.

Kaluma said the secretary is probably mortgaged as every sensible person who understands the country’s politics knows that he is working for some external interests. Ketora said it is obvious that Abubu’s commitment and loyalty are not with the party but with Jubilee, which funds his interests.

Ababu has denied allegations by some ODM leaders, that he shouldn’t be nailed because he sat with leaders of the ruling coalition to discuss development. He cautioned the ODM leaders, saying he can’t allow them treat his constituents as slaves.

Also, he spoke at the St Anne Busagwa Girls’ secondary School during the institution’s annual general meeting on Friday.

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As if that was not enough, Isaac Mwaura also announced he would be ditching opposition for the ruling coalition. He said he will be running for Ruiru Parliamentary seat in 2017 on the ruling party’s ticket.

Mwaura was nominated by ODM to represent people living with disabilities. The MP made this announcement with Kabete legislator Ferdinand Waititu.

In a statement at the same function, Waititu encouraged ODM Secretary General Ababu Namwamba to also join the ruling coalition because they have the government and will retain it in 2017 General Elections.

Mwaura said that national politics can’t be run by mandating MPs on how to talk to a certain leader. He added that he is moved by ideologies and will join coalition that welcomes good ideologies to enable him win 2017 Ruiru Parliamentary seat.

“Its time to look for votes and people have freedom to choose whoever they prefer,” Mwaura said.