Raila to address ODM poll dissilusion
18 February 2014, 13:36
Nairobi - ODM leader Raila Odinga will hold a meeting to discuss alleged disgruntlement within the orange party and chart a way forward ahead of upcoming party elections.
Odinga will meet party luminaries at Orange House Tuesday as he seeks to stem a growing feeling of revolt and disillusion within the party.
Top on his agenda will be to address ill feeling in the party towards his apparent support for some candidates in the upcoming elections at the expense of others.
He will then later meet up with the national elections council to establish the progress made before the upcoming elections at the party.
The elections are set for February 28.
" There is a feeling within the [arty that Raila is favouring some candidates over others and that has not gone down well with members, a source at the party said.
It is said that Raila is inclined towards supporting Dr Agnes Zani for the powerful secrtary general's post over Budalan'gi MP Ababu Namwamba who voiced his fears over the matter.
" Fairness is the key ingredient in achieving democracy in politics and I beleive that it should and will be upheld, Namwamba said.
Sources close to the Prime Minister said that he will address the issue at the meeting, where he is keen to distance himself from allegations of favouritism.
With a number of senior ODM leaders pulling out of the race for key party positions, the stage is set for a bruising battle in the upcoming elections.
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