Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has been accused of working towards blackmailing President Uhuru Kenyatta in a move to get the Head of State`s assurance that he will support Raila Odinga in the next 2022 general elections.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021 the Star publication confirmed through the eye of Amani National Congress Chairman Kevin Lunani that the recent speculations and allegations that Raila will be forming a coalition with Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 polls was just but a blackmail to the head of state.
According to Lunani, top ODM members have been pushing for the implementation of the Building Bridge Initiative (BBI) Report before the next polls so that they can satisfy their greed for power.
“Also self-evident is the party`s duplicitous support for the handshake. It is apparent that ODM never believed in the BBI byproduct unless it serves their selfishness,” Lunani told the Star publication in a statement.
Lunani fired back at ODM`s stand on their 2022 presidential candidate, asking them to come in public and bold reveal that the party has already secured the party`s presidential ticket for Raila, hinting out that Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Mombasa governor Hassan Ali Joho earlier application will be pulled down to cater for the former prime minister.
The subject alleged that ODM has been spreading bogus feeds to the public so that Kenyans be convinced that there is democracy in the party yet the ticket is reserved for Raila and not for any other interested candidates.
“If it is not true why are they not going ahead with the two applicants who submitted their papers and instead want to extend the deadline to allow Raila apply? Are they insinuating that Raila wasn’t aware of the deadline?” he posed.
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