Wednesday May 13, 2020 – The merger between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the ruling Jubilee Party is almost complete and ready to be announced.
This was revealed by ODM Chairman, John Mbadi, who hinted that his party leader was ready to enter into a post-election agreement with President Uhuru Kenyatta after the latter formed a post-election coalition with Senator Gideon Moi’s Kenya African National Union (KANU).
However, Deputy President William Ruto has strongly criticized these reports, terming them as propaganda.
According to ODM Secretary General, Edwin Sifuna, his party was weighing options with regard to merging with Jubilee and other parties that share similar ideologies like KANU.
“The relationship between resident Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila is still intact.”
“The two still have an unaccomplished political agenda to pursue before 2022.”
“Coalition Governments are usually formed when no single political party has a clear majority and competing parties instead negotiate to work together,” Sifuna stated, adding that their party leader, Raila Odinga, would be the one to direct the party on any new formations.
Before KANU merged with Jubilee, speculations were rife about a Jubilee-ODM merger, which Deputy President William Ruto and his allies vehemently opposed.
“Our progressive constitution vests power in party organs, not personalities.”
“Jubilee, the governing party, has no room for selfish evil experiments meant to benefit brokers and their ilk,” Ruto tweeted.
The Kenyan DAILY POST