Nakuru West MP ready to quit ODM party
05 August 2014, 12:30
Nakuru- Nakuru West Member of Parliament, Samuel Arama has said that he is ready to defend his position without the support of the ODM party.
He maintained that he will continue supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta since Jubilee is the government of the day.
“Even if they kick me out of ODM, I am ready to seek fresh mandate from the people who voted for me because they are my employers,” said the MP.
Speaking Monday in Nakuru town during a public function, Arama observed that CORD leaders are still bitter after losing the elections last year and that their actions are driven by anger.
The lawmaker also said that he will not be supporting the push for a referendum saying all that Kenyans want is development.
He said that the reason he is backing Jubilee government is because CORD has not been of any help to his constituents ever since his election.
“CORD as a party has not been of any help to me and the people who elected me, so why should I support them?” he posed.
Arama said that it was high time that Raila Odinga realised that there is a functioning government that he ought to respect.
Bahati MP, Kimani Ngunjiri who had also attended the function urged his Nakuru West counterpart to feel free and join Jubilee party if he is kicked out of ODM.
“My friend Arama, you should not feel worried if you get kicked out of ODM because we will welcome you at Jubilee party with open arms,” he said.
Arama's remarks came as CORD is strategises on ways to discipline errant leaders in the party.
It still remains unclear whether the CORD coalition will be taking any actions against the Nakuru West MP who has been quoted severally by the media differing with the stand of the coalition on various issues.
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