Raila rubbishes Jubilee grand merger
11 September 2016, 08:03
Mombasa - CORD leader Raila Odinga has rubbished the Jubilee merger headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto saying that the 13 parties that folded up cannot be substantiated as legitimate parties.
Raila said that the political parties were already weak and some have disintegrated without any representation on the ground and their move should not shake any ODM bona fide member or follower.
Addressing the press at Changamwe in Mombasa on Friday evening, Raila criticized the Jubilee government for embezzling public funds.
“Some of the said parties do not have even a single MCA in any County assembly in the Country; that adds up to nothing,” added the ODM Party leader.
Raila urged Coastal residents to be very careful since a lot of money will be given to lure them into Jubilee, telling them to stand firm in CORD and especially in the Orange Democratic Party.
“We all know that Jubilee is about money laundering. Even the delegates converging at Kasarani are there for the money and not for any democratic or development agenda for this Country,” he said.
He appealed to Coastal residents to reject Jubilee and deny them votes come 2017.
On his part, Mombasa County Governor who is also the ODM Deputy party leader, Ali Hassan Joho appealed to Mombasa and the Coastal people at large to stay in ODM and ensure that the party makes it to the state house in the forthcoming general elections.
“Those who are moving to Jubilee kindly do so since you will not shake ODM as a strong political party which its policies are geared towards improving the livelihoods of every Kenyan,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Mvita Member of parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir who asked those who have moved to the Jubilee party to resign from the party so that locals can go for by elections and elect sincere ODM leaders.
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