EUROBOND FINALLY GETS ITS FIRST OFFSPRING
Ababu is set to rollout his political party of choice on Thursday. According to a press release , the former teamfresher settled on Dr Julia Ojiambo’s LPK and in what comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, he is poised to dwarf the non-existent competition to become, wait for it, ‘party leader.’
The former ODM secretary general is said to have shortchanged his fellow rebels by pocketing serious largesse that was supposed to be used in greasing a few pockets in order to win over converts.
However, things went south when the peanut gallery realized that the spoils were not forthcoming. Political intelligence gathered by those who cheered him on, turned in unfavorable numbers and they have since realized that in order to win any future elections, they will need to stay put (in ODM).
This is why they have gone quiet. And while they were busy straddling the fence, a new sheriff came to town and things are not going to be the same again.
There is a an unwritten rule in politics that a goes a little something like this: if you are going to bolt out of a political juggernaut, make sure that it counts and that your absence goes on to cripple the outfit. Ababu must have been oblivious to this simple truism. He left the party but the opposite occurred! His former colleagues in the defunct Team Fresh are more vibrant than ever while Ababu took a trip to the dustbin scavenging for a ‘party’ and emerged with LPK.
Of course those who bankrolled the abortive political coupe de tat are bound to ask for a refund for they envisioned a tectonic shift or a political earthquake but what they got was the sound of a matchstick! Who can blame them?
In as much as the marauding Men in Black episode will forever remain as a black eye on our political outfit, with the benefit of hindsight, they had a point, it’s just that they went about it in the most politically grotesque manner.
Curiously, the incoming LPK ‘party leader’ was the most vocal talking head after the whole MIB thing while the man who bankrolled the campaigns, the main man himself , Governor Hassan Joho was very quiet and never went to the rooftops to bemoan the bungled polls. I wonder why?