Raila aide Eliud Owalo withdraws from Cord
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s aide Eliud Owalo has said he is withdrawing his services to the Cord coalition and its leaders.
In a letter to Mr Odinga Tuesday, Mr Owalo announced he was quitting from his role on a voluntary basis as the Head of Cord Secretariat.
Mr Owalo cited “unwarranted attacks” from National Assembly’s deputy minority leader and ODM Chief Whip Jakoyo Midiwo as the reason for his decision.
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“As you are aware, I have in the recent past faced persistent but unwarranted attacks from your cousin Jakoyo Midiwo, informed primary by what I believe is his desire for unlimited and unfettered political space around you,” he wrote.
Mr Owalo said he had for two years endured “backstabbing, innuendoes and political intrigues” from others seeking their own interests “irrespective of your (Mr Odinga) own future.”
“Consequently…I have decided to withdraw my services to the Cord Coalition and its leaders with immediate effect,” he said.