Funyula MP Paul Otuoma has said he will not leave ODM party and accused party leader Raila Odinga of unwillingness to embrace dialogue.
He asked Mr Odinga to address issues raised by 11 western Kenya MPs, whom he said lack power and a channel to raise their issues.
He accused unnamed MPs from Luo Nyanza region of isolating Mr Odinga from other party leaders, saying they are the main reason he has failed to clinch the presidency.
“If we’ve differences as ODM family, some people should stop threatening us, telling us to leave ODM. We are the party,” he said, while addressing residents in Bumula, Busia County.
“In case we leave ODM, I am telling them we will leave with the party with almost the whole of western. Busia (County) is second to Homa Bay when it comes to loyal support of the party. We need respect,” he said.
He said the unwillingness of Raila to embrace dialogue and consultation is the reason Busia has only three MPS.
“In Butula constituency, we lost the seat to Federal Party of Kenya due to poor nomination, our former chair, (John Sakwa) Bunyasi, the current MP for Nambale joined ANC, Teso North MP was our treasurer — they all left due to rigid policies and favouritism by the party leader,” he said.