ODM Branch in Nakuru says they don't need coalition
16 October 2012, 16:40
Nakuru Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) branch has supported the party’s resolve not to enter into any coalition ahead of the March 4, 2013 polls.
Nakuru ODM branch Chairman Peter Ole Sono echoed Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s sentiments about the party’s stand to go it alone in its quest of clinching the country’s presidency next year.
Mr Ole Sono observed that drawing lessons from the Grand Coalition, it was difficult to implement policies dear to the party because of conflicts of interest with its Party of National Unity (PNU) partner in the coalition.
The branch chairman appealed to Kenyans not to blame the party on policies that were not implemented as promised by ODM ahead of the 2007 general elections.
Mr Ole Sono said that ODM was keen to form its own government to enable the party implement its policies without compromising on matters the party values.
Addressing the press in Nakuru today, Ole Sono said that the party is unique from the other competitors due its strong ideologies and policies that resonate with challenges affecting Kenyans.
He added the party is strong throughout the country because it has established good network and structure at the grassroots.
Optimistic that ODM will form the next government after the March 4 general elections, Mr Ole Sono asked aspirants and the electorate to register with the party to ensure they are part of the next government.
Commenting on the coming party nominations, the branch chairman reassured all contending aspirants that the exercise will be free, fair and democratic.
Mr Ole Sono disclosed that from next week the party will carry out a massive member registration exercise simultaneously in the six constituencies in Nakuru County.
He said the membership drive has so far netted 99, 000 members in Nakuru County adding that it will help the party map out its campaign strategy dubbed “ODM Mashinani” in order to reach many voters at the grassroots.
The Nakuru ODM Women league Chairperson Alice Kering asked politicians to stop politicizing the resettlement of Mau evictees and urged the PM to continue with the exercise to ensure the remaining IDPs are resettled before the country goes to the polls.
Ms Kering said that the party will form the next government and urged those who are still undecided to make a bold move and join the party in readiness for elections.
She said that ODM can only be blamed for failure on its own if it does not implement its policies when elected to form its government unlike the present scenario of lack of political goodwill in the grand coalition government.
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