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Orengo, Midiwo endorse Namwamba’s bid

25 February 2014, 14:22 Oduor Omondi

Migori - Ababu Namwamba’s bid to clinch the ODM Secretary General’s post received a boost over the weekend after six Nyanza MPs and a senator endorsed his candidature.

Siaya Senator James Orengo and MPs Silvance Osele (Kasipul Kabondo), George Oner (Rangwe), Augustino Neto (Ndhiwa), Jakoyo Midiwo (Gem), Milie Odhiambo (Mbita), David Ochieng’ (Ugenya) said they supported Namwamba because of his loyalty to the party.

Speaking in Ugenya constituency during the funeral of the late assistant chief Joseph Otieno, the MPs said Namwamba had been tested and tried and was fit to hold the position which is the steering wheel of the party.

Orengo said the secretary general’s position ‘should not be held by strangers who cannot fulfill the party’s programs effectively.

“Namwamba has tirelessly fought for this party and that is why he joined the ODM Reloaded team to solicit votes for Raila,” said Orengo.

Orengo called on the delegates to vote for Namwamba and other leaders who have passion and interest in the party.

Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo said ODM as a democratic party has allowed and will continue to give everyone a chance to vie for respective positions without any intimidation.

“We as a party must embrace democracy and ensure everyone is allowed to vie for any position without fear or intimidation,” said Midiwo.

He pointed out that the secretary general’s position is what brought about the fall out between the late Tom Mboya and Jaramogi Oginga.

“The position was very hot and that is why Tom Mboya from South Nyanza broke ranks with Jaramogi Oginga from central Nyanza,” said Midiwo.

Midiwo divulged that it cost them six million shillings to buy ODM party after the then secretary general of original ODM, Daniel Maanzo left with the certificate adding that they would not repeat such mistake by giving out the secretary general position to unfamiliar person.

Mbita MP, Millie Odhiambo said ODM party needed everyone and they would not take chances by leaving those who fall by the side as this would weaken the party.

Ugenya MP, David Ochieng’ said the polls are meant to embrace internal democracy in the party and supporting Namwamba should not be interpreted as being Jubilee moles.

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