Raila Odinga in Trouble as Insiders Leaks Whats Silently Happening in The Odm Party
A section of members of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) have lost confidence in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) push despite being pushed by their leader Raila Odinga, it had emerged.
Already, it is in the public domain that top allies of Raila Odinga like James Orengo and Otiende Amolo are uncomfortable with how the BBI is being handled and have accused handlers of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the cofounder, of interference.
New Details have emerged indicating that ODM insiders have began doubting the entire process, and have began losing interest in it, something that is happening without the knowledge of the former Prime Minister.
An insider told The Standard on Sunday that the concerned members are currently keeping their concerns to themselves and are yet to gather courage to face the party leader.
“We have very little to benefit from the BBI process, even if the constitutional change was to happen,” an ODM lawmaker told the Standard.
The leader added that their position is that the party should focus on revamping itself and regaining popularity, failure to which even the constitutional changes push it is involved in will not be of any help.
The legislator said that if not careful, the party will continue suffering, resulting in reduced numbers in parliament after the 2022 general elections, after which it will not get anything even if the executive expansion proposal succeeds.
“If we are not prepared as a party for the elections, then we will lose the presidency and neither will we have the numbers to produce a prime minister, so priority is to build the party, not BBI,” the MP said.
Raila has, however, dismissed any chances of abandoning the process, likening it to the unstoppable reggae. This has been despite warnings that Uhuru might be using him after which he will be dumped.