Magerer Lang'at will 'not last at ODM'
05 November 2014, 20:57
Nairobi - The under-fire ODM Executive Director is on the firing line of majority of party members and will leave the party sooner rather than later.
Lang'at has been accused of being a Jubilee coalition mole and Wednesday survived an attempt to kick him out of his senior position by the skin of his teeth.
Led by activist Wafula Buke, Lang'at was in an unofficial move removed from his position, a move supported by members who believe he should be kicked out of the party for spreading word about its demise.
He is alleged to have said that the party is on its death bed and that leader Raila Odinga should step aside and let others lead the party into the 2017 General Elections.
But despite the party supporting him in this moment and time, many believe he will be out the door soon.
" His time at the party is over," Buke said in a press conference Wednesday in Nairobi.
" We want to rid the party of leaders who think they are bigger than ODM and we will do it. If not now, later on in time," he added.
Raila had Tuesday been implored in the National Executive Council meeting in Nairobi to kick the former Kipkelion MP out of the party but he instead called for investigations into his conduct, a move that has not been met with kind words.
" He is a traitor and will leave our party in peace, Buke continued.
There is however a group that feels that by removing Lang'at the party will lose goodwill in the Kalenjin region where it seriously needs some presence.
" The party badly needs a presence in the Rift Valley. Getting rid of Lang'at will not be a good idea in my view, Political analyst Kipkemboi Kirwa says.
" At the moment, Lang'at represents a minority group that will be needed in some way and by removing him, the party will suffer for sure, he added.
Lang'at for now says he will remain in the party but for how long remains to be seen.
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