ODM Party Secretary General(SG) Edwin Sifuna has fired yet another warning to Nasa coalition partners over a looming ‘divorce’ saying their political marriage is no longer tenable.
Sifuna’s statement comes at the backdrop of the coalition partner’s decision to field candidates in the Kibra by-elections as the orange party cited betrayal and working against the coalition’s unity.
The SG, who spoke in Nyando at afuneral ceremony, claimed that their partners have been demanding political separation a number of times adding that ODM Party had no qualms annulling their union.
“if you ask for divorce three times then you are granted. The first time they asked for a divorce is when we went to swear our party leader Baba (Raila)at Uhuru Park and they chose to go into hiding,” said Sifuna.
The hard-hitting orange party official went further and rekindled the aftermath of March 9, 2018 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa Leader Raila Odinga where the coalition members claimed they were not consulted on the move.
Sifuna said the gesture was nothing short of insubordination which was kin to seeking ‘divorce.’
“Our party leader went and reconciled with his fierce opponent President Uhuru through the Handshake. They opposed it. That was the second request for divorce,” added Sifuna.
According to the lawyer, the latest move by the parties to field candidates in the Kibra by-election was a clear sign that they no no-longer respect the Nasa’s unity.
“They have now stormed the ODM Party’s bedroom by joining the Kibra race. We will give the ‘divorce’ they are seeking,” said the SG.
The ODM party spokesperson went ahead and reveal that they will no longer label a given region as a preserve of any of their partners.
“They will be no-longer political holy ground. ODM party will henceforth field candidates in every ward, constituency and counties where elections will be held. Wetangula should brace himself for a contest with an ODM candidate in Bungoma,” revealed Sifuna.
In the coming Kibra by-elections, ANC Party under the leadership of Musalia Mudavadi gave former Raila’s aide, Eliud Owalo, a direct ticket to contest for the seat.
Ford Kenya Party , led by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, on the other part fielded Eng. Khamisi Butichi.
ODM Party will be hopping to clinch the seat following a successful party primaries where the late Ken Okoth’s brother, Imran Bernard Okoth, won the party ticket.
The by-election is set for November 7.