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ODM calls crisis meeting after Raila declared AU’s top job bid

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has called a for a crisis meeting following its party leader Raila Odinga’s bid for African Union (AU) chairperson.

Raila’s bid which is gaining momentum will see him leave the political arena for eight years among them the coming general election which he was tipped to be fronted as Azimio presidential candidate.

Even though he will retain his right to vote, the position will force him to shelf his political career until when his first term ends in 2028.

Confirming the meeting was Suna East MP and ODM’s Director of Elections Junet Mohamed who said that the party will meet and decide on the way forward.

Junet also confirmed that Raila had already planned everything before making the decision and that he will forever remain the party leader.

“Kuna mkutano ya chama imeitishwa na itatoa mwelekeo vile tutaenda. ODM ni chama kubwa na Raila aende AU ama aende EU, yeye atabaki kiongozi yetu hapa Kenya. Walio na wasiwasi wakome.

Yule mzee ni mchoraji…amechora kila kitu. Amechora vile atakuwa AU, ODM na vile Kenya itaendelea…amechora yote, Hakuna mtu anatoshana na yeye hapa Afrika na hakuna mtu amesaidia Waafrika kushinda Raila.” he said

On Friday, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna emphasized that the new role of their party leader will not weaken the party in any way.

Just like Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi’s confirmation that the AU post should come to East Africa, President William Ruto is expected to lobby for the former Prime Minister.

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