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ODM secretariat defies Raila, wants Magerer kicked out

13 November 2014, 19:04 William Korir

Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement ODM secretariat has called on suspended executive director Magerer Lang'at to leave the party, defying party leader Raila Odinga's stand.

The ODM leadership has been under scrutiny in recent weeks following allegations that Lang'at is behind the problems facing the party in recent months.

He has been accused of being against party ideals and plotting the downfall of party leader Raila Odinga.

Odinga has however already publicly stated that he wants the former Kipkelion MP to remain at the party but that has not stopped debate from continuing.

Led by Acting Executive Director Joshua Kawino, the secretariat has called on what they term a Jubilee coalition mole, Lang'at to leave the party in peace.

" Magerer Lang’at has lied severally about his belief, ideals and vision for the party and should leave immediately," he said flanked by activist Wafula Buke and other leaders.

They said that Magerer was morally flawed to be a part of the party leadership at any level.

" He has no authority to talk about the party delegates list. He is responsible for the forsaken national elections and the events that unfolded on February 28th 2014," they added.

They alleged that Lang'at was behind the doctored delegates list that caused the abandonment of the elections.

" He doctored the list of the delegates to the National Delegates Convention (NDC) without the knowledge of the party organs set up by the Constitution. This mistake remains unforgivable and he must be reprimanded for it," they added.

Buke insisted that the only way out for the party was to ensure that Lang'at leaves the party in peace.

" He should leave the party in peace immediately and hand over any property belonging to ODM with immediate effect. He has no use in this party because on numerous occasions, he has engaged in direct insubordination contrary to clear instructions from the party leadership consequently causing confusion at the secretariat. This is in addition to his abstention from all Saba Saba and Okoa Kenya rallies instead choosing to attend meeting and fundraisers organised by our political opponents," he insisted

Magerer said Wednesday in Nairobi that he would not leave ODM at all costs, saying those out to have him leave have hidden agendas.

" I am still a part of ODM. That does not change and will not change," he said.

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