Raila meets ODM losers to prevent fallout in Nairobi, blames chaos on Jubilee
NASA leader Raila Odinga yesterday moved to forestall a possible fallout in ODM, Nairobi, amid claims of rigging of the primaries that has caused disquiet.
Raila yesterday met all aspirants seeking to be nominated to run for elective seats in Nairobi.
Some of the aspirants said they have never been issued with nomination certificates even after being declared winners by the party’s National Election’s Board and disputes tribunal.
Raila urged losers to accept and move on, and support nominees.
“It is like going to hunt a gazelle and after shooting and wounding it, start a fight with your colleague as the gazelle goes away. We must find a way of healing these wounds to move forward together as one team because the major challenge is ahead of us,” Raila said.
He wooed them to support the ODM’s candidates, and blamed the chaos witnessed during the nominations on Jubilee Party.
Raila said JP brought the law banning party-hopping after nominations to prevent its members who lose or are denied tickets after nominations from running to other parties.
“People have spoken their hearts out with too much bitterness. I have seen “Chapia Chapia” ranting and all, that is okay,” Raila said at Charter Hall.