Ombaka: I Am Not Planning To ‘Dethrone’ Senior ODM Officials
Siaya County Woman representative Dr. Christine Ombaka has distanced herself from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MPs who are seeking to ‘dethrone’ the party’s senior officials.
Speaking to Citizen TV in Gem constituency, Ombaka disassociated herself from the move arguing that the plan was premature given that the time for party elections has not yet been set.
A team of youthful Nyanza MPs has launched the campaign dubbed ‘Sega declaration’ to oust old guards from the ODM party leadership.
Ombaka defended herself from blames over the plan, noting that it was quite unfortunate that she happened to be where the MPs made the ‘Sega declaration’.
Ombaka insisted that her main mission in Sega was to assist in a fundraising and not to plot on how to oust the ODM General Secretary Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o.
Ombaka admitted the party required young leadership but maintained that they needed both the young and old generation to ensure that the party wins in the next general elections.
Separately, Ugunja MP James Opiyo Wandayi castigated the move by the youthful MPs who are calling for the removal of the party’s old guards for allegedly being responsible for the debacle suffered in the last general elections.
Wandayi who was speaking at St. Michaels Sigomre catholic parish laughed off the plan and instead advised the young MPs to stop politicking and jostling for party positions.
Wandayi added that this is the time when they should focus on how to put the jubilee government on its toes to enhance development in Kenya other than playing cheap politics.
By James Kariuki