ODM will form the next government, Kidero declares
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has said that The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party will form the next government come 2017. Kidero, who was speaking in Homa Bay High School where he was the chief guest in a fund-raiser, tore on his critics within the Orange party for taking his funds drive functions as a way of undermining the party leader Raila Odinga.
“I want to assure you that we are going to form the next Government by all means. We will try the window if the door cannot make us get what we want,” Kidero said amid applause.
He told his critics in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) that he is in the party to stay, and that he will not allow anybody to threaten him to leave.
“I am a member of ODM and I am not going to leave because our party allows for democracy. This is the party that has fought for the liberation of Kenyans and was at the forefront in pushing for a new Constitution,” Kidero said.
He added, “All political parties want to be in power so that they can implement policies that will transform lives. This is the main reason why I traverse various parts of this region. The money I am pooling is for transforming the lives of our people,” Kidero said.
Members of the National Assembly who attended the function steered away from ODM politics and only stressed on how Nyanza still lagged behind in development. Rangwe MP George Oner challenged his fellow ODM leaders to prioritise on development issues instead politicking all the time.
“If you are an ODM lawmaker and a real follower of Raila Odinga, you are obliged to undertake development projects to improve the lives of Raila’s supporters. We do not want a situation where some leaders criticise their colleagues for the sake of it. I want them to know that we are in a new era of politics, which is based on development programmes,” Oner said.
Karachuonyo MP James Rege, called on leaders to join hands in undertaking development activities in the area.
“Let our people stop confusing matters of development with politics. Let us all come together and do projects, which can change lives of our people,” Rege said.
The function that was also graced by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma and former Rangwe MP Martin Ogindo was attended by a good number of ODM politicians contrary to fears that they would boycott the event to attend another party meeting that was organised by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Sikri School for the Deaf in Kasipul Constituency, Homa Bay County.