Bungoma County Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) top brass has dismissed claims by Ford Kenya members that Western region is a Ford Kenya zone.
They said that Ford Kenya has no moral authority to dictate to them on where the Orange party should play their politics and termed the sentiments that were made by the party’s secretary General Dr Eseli simiyu as ill advised.
Kakamega County chief of staff Nabii Nabwera while addressing the press after a meeting with Bungoma ODM delegates at Bungoma Red Cross where they installed Ali Machani (Maraka ward MCA) as ODM county chairperson said that Ford Kenya should desist from meddling into affairs of their party.
Nabwera said that that Ford Kenya and ODM has the same number of MCAs in the County Assembly of Bungoma and that they ought to respect each other as partners in the CORD coalition.
He added that they field candidates in all elective positions starting from the MCAs to the gubernatorial seat, adding that no one in the CORD coalition has a right to purport that certain regions belongs to them.
“It’s ODM fraternity that helped the re-election of Moses Wetang’ula and as a party we are demanding for an apology from them for such reckless remarks,” he said
Former Kanduyi MP Dr Alfred Khang’ati told the press that they were electing a new chairman who will run the affairs of the party in the county following the defection of erstwhile ODM chairman and Sirisia MP John Waluke to Jubilee Party
Khang’ati said that the new chairperson while oversee transformation of the party’s dwindling image after the departure of the Waluke to Jubilee, adding that its Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka who orchestrated the departure of their strongman to UHURUTO outfit.
He took a stab at the incumbent Bungoma governor for having no track record to show following his close association with Jubilee Party, adding that he is committed at dethroning him in the next elections in a bid to ensure that the tax payer’s money is protected.
On the other hand, the new ODM chair Ali Machani said that he is up to task to ensure that they sweep all the elective seats in Bungoma in the next elections.
He said that the face of ODM is still present in the region and that no one should cheat the electorate that the party has naturally died, adding that such sentiments were on unfounded grounds by their Ford Kenya counterparts.
Source: Kenya News Agency.