New party formed in Luo Nyanza to rival Raila’s ODM
Raila Odinga’s ODM has been put on toes with the launch of a new party in Luo Nyanza
– The party was launched by a former ODM MP
– The former MP said the party will support a NASA presidential candidate but will field candidates in other elective posts
Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has been put on toes following the formation of a new political party in Luo Nyanza.
The new party, Green Congress Party of Kenya, is the brainchild of former Rangwe MP Martin Oginda.
Oginda launched the party on Tuesday, March 14, and said it will field candidates in all elective posts except that of president.
The former ODM legislator also revealed that the party will support a National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, the reason it will not field a candidate of its own.
“I will not be shy to tell you that we are in NASA. We have joined the opposition so that we can implement our agenda which we feel will be better handled by them,” Oginda said as quoted by Nation.
Oginda formed the party late December 2016, prompting Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to fire him.
He worked under Kidero as his economic planning, finance and strategy advisor.
Oginda also announced he will use his party to vie for the Homa Town MP seat currently held by ODM’s Peter Kaluma.
ODM enjoys immense support in Luo Nyanza and the entry of the new party is like to be a hard task to convince Raila supporters to support it.