Ababu flirting with danger: Midiwo
20 August 2014, 08:00
Nairobi - Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo feels that Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba is flirting with danger by criticizing Orange Democratic Movement ODM leader Raila Odinga in public.
Namwamba, over the weekend castigated Odinga for what he termed bias in party leadership circles, saying he had been sidelined by Odinga since the ill fated party elections in Kasarani earlier in the year.
He even stated that he might be looking for a way out of the party, if things do not change in the near future.
Mr Odinga has yet to respond to the threats in an official capacity and Midiwo, who seemed shocked by the reports, says that Ababu should calm down for the sake of the party.
" I do not know what informed the words attributed to him (Ababu) but I think he should calm down, Midiwo said Tuesday.
Ababu's rant is apparently aimed at the botched elections and the fact that the matter has been overlooked by the orange party but Midiwo insisted that it was wiser for the MP to be patient.
" Look, we all have reasons to be angry but the elections passed a while back ad we should move on to other things until that issue is revisited.
" His words are likely to make people angry because he has attacked the party leader. That is very normal and I think it is a dangerous move, Midiwo added.
Midiwo was part of a group of ODM leaders that supported Namwamba for the Secretary General's post in the election.
Ababu, speaking in Kakamega over the weekend, claimed that Odinga had turned ODM into a Luo party and castigated him for not allowing members from other communities take up senior positions.
" “If you cannot trust Ababu Namwamba with the secretary general of a
party because he doesn’t look trustworthy, because he comes from a
different community, then how will you work with his community when you
become president?, posed Ababu.
At the moment, former Secretary General Prof Anyang Nyong'o is sat on the role in an acting capacity.
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