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Raila in Limbo of Keeping His Main Stronghold United After Leaders Threaten to Join Rival Parties

ODM party now faces a challenging test of ensuring that its popularity is intact before 2022, and that it wins aspirants to use the party's ticket in next years general elections.

A report by the Standard indicates that Raila Odinga is working all ways possible to ensure that his backyard remains as intact as before with the entry of the fringe parties at his support bases, and rumors that a number of politicians have hinted of ditching the party before 2022.

A number of the leaders who spoke with the Standard and sought anonymity stated that they are not ready to rejoin the party citing flawed and ambiguous past nomination processes as well as favoritism to a number of legislators.

The party's leadership fears that aspirants who might miss on the tickets might seek elective posts as independent candidates or join the rival parties thus compromising its strength in the county assemblies, National Assembly and the Senate.

This comes after Kisumu East MP Mr. Shakeel Shabbir who in 2017 defended the seat as an independent candidate noted that he was not going back to ODM party.

I will support Raila Odinga’s ambitions but I will not return to ODM,” stated Shakeel.

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