Mudavadi's ANC party welcomes legislators dissatisfied in ODM
24 June 2016, 07:26
Nairobi - Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party has asked MPs who are dissatisfied in Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to join them.
The ANC party said it was extending an olive branch to the legislators because they have put in place structures that promote nationhood.
“We have been hearing stories of legislators from Western Region complaining bitterly of being sidelined and frustrations they experience in ODM. We are welcoming them to ANC where everyone’s democratic right is highly respected,” ANC secretary general, William Kaisha said.
He spoke when ANC Vihiga branch addressed journalists at their offices in Mbale town, Vihiga County.
Vihiga branch chairperson Asena Muyoma, women league leader Beatrice Adagala, and youth leader Maurice Ayodi, among other leaders were present.
Kaisha said the frustrations ODM party Secretary General Ababu Namwamba has reported to be undergoing in his position have been there since time immemorial.
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Earlier in the week, various leaders from the entire western region threatened to ditch ODM.
“Mudavadi was in ODM and was also frustrated by the same forces that have now settled on Ababu. We are asking Ababu to ditch ODM soonest possible and join a party where his voice will be heard so as he can be able to save his political career and remain relevant,” Kaisha said.
The leaders warned that there has been too much false information being peddled by ODM regarding Mudavadi.
“ODM should stop using Mudavadi’s name to endear itself to the residents in the region. Raila should support Mudavadi to ensure a first round win in next General Election,” said Muyoma.
He added, “He is man enough to stand on his own. Mudavadi has consolidated support in western and many other parts of the country.”
He added that if Raila wants good relations with western electorates, he should be sincere.
He said ANC party that has been in existence for about two years, has already taken root and is ready for the general elections.
Adagala said as a party, ANC will be seeking for presidency through Mudavadi and comments about him from other leaders should be guided by mutual respect.
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