Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has challenged Lang’ata MP Felix Odiwor alias Jalang’o and other rebel MPs to seek re-election if they still want to work with President Ruto’s UDA.
The ODM party leader who was on a recruitment drive in Nairobi confirmed that he reached out to the rebel MPs to inform them that they should seek re-election if they want to continue to work with UDA.
“We have agreed that all those elected as MPs in our parties have a term of five years. If you want to leave ODM and join UDA, then leave Parliament and return to the people to be re-elected under UDA.
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In Nairobi, we have Lang’ata MP and you know the rest. We have told them that we are returning to the ground and if you get re-elected on UDA, that is fine but we must go back to the election.” he said
The MPs who also include Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, Suba MP Caroli Omondi, Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda, and Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo have been fighting to keep their positions, a application that was accepted by the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal chairperson Desma Nungo.
“Pending the hearing and determination of the suits, the office of the Registrar of Political Parties is barred from effecting and enforcing the decision of ODM by removing the complainants as members of the party,” said Nungo