Wetangula’s removal as minority leader is not ODM senator's affair but that of the party - Rongo MP

Tuko News | March. 18, 2018

- Rongo Member of Parliament has revealed that the move to oust Wetangula as the minority leader was a decision by the ODM party and not just the senators

- He says this was agreed on after it emerged Wetangula was not willing to work with National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga after he held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta

- The MP also claims that NASA affiliate parties divorced the very day they missed the controversial swearing-in of Raila on January 30

- The legislator further noted ODM has now decided to pursue its political agenda as a party and not as a coalition partner of NASA

Rongo Member of Parliament, Paul Abuor, on Saturday, March 17 revealed the move by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders to oust Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as the Minority leader was the party's decision.

Abuor noted that the party settled on the decision after it occurred to them the senator was not willing to work with National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga.

“The reason we have decided to take action against Senator Wetangula is because once Raila has given directions to be followed, instead of towing the line, he still wants to question and bring a lot of politics into it,” he said.

Rongo MP (Center) claims Wetangula’s removal as minority leader is not ODM senator's affair but a decision by the party. Photo: Paul Abuor/ Facebook

Speaking in Rongo during the disbursement of bursary funds to college students, Abuor claimed the marriage between NASA affiliate parties ended on Tuesday, January 30 after the controversial sweraing-in.

He added that the Memorandum of Understanding signed between ODM, Wiper, Ford Kenya and ANC parties ended when the three co-principals failed to attend the controversial ‘swearing-in’ of Raila Odinga.

“When we attended the ‘swearing-in’ on January 30, we told Raila Amolo Odinga that anybody who did not show up on that day like Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula… any agreement with them ended then" he added.

The MP also confirmed that the ODM party leader will still vie for presidency come 2022 without the co-principals.

""Let them not pester us. And come 2022, Raila will again go back to the ballot alone and not with them,” said the MP.

The legislator further noted ODM has now decided to pursue its political agenda as a party and not as a coalition partner of NASA.

The move made Kalonzo Musyoka and his co-principals to hold an impromptu meeting on Friday, March 16, in Karen, Nairobi, to deliberate on the removal of Wetangula as Senate Minority Leader.

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