Dr. Raila A. Odinga, our only Father of Democracy, currently a PhD student of leadership at the prestigious Â Boston University, has endorsed, once again, embattled Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero as the best administrator of Nairobi County.
Should the Supreme Court nullify Kidero elections [with finality] ODM, Odinga says, will support Dr. Kidero and his deputy Jonathan Mueke.
â€œTeam CORD unreservedly believes that the governor was validly elected on an ODM ticket, and as such take the greatest exception to the Court of Appeal ruling against Kideroâ€™s election as governor of Nairobi. It is hoped that quick recourse sought from the highest court on the land will do justice and reinstate Kidero to serve the remainder of his term in office,â€
Acting ODM Party Leader Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o this morning released a Press Release, stating that the pronouncement by Mr. Odinga is the official party position.
“The statement issued by the Party Leader Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga on the governorship of Dr. Evans Kidero is the official party position and should be respected by all party leaders and members,” read’s Nyong’o release to newsrooms.
“Anybody issuing any statement contrary to this is in breach of party discipline and undermines the integrity of party leadership. We need the party to pull together at all times,” adds the statement.
Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ however appeared to oppose the new development, insisting Dr Kidero has been disloyal to the party and should be punished. Kajwang’ cites Dr. Kidero’s support for other candidates that were facing a potential by election before he was himself ousted by the Waititu ruling.
â€œWhen Kidero Â announced he would support Obado and Okello, if there is a by-election, he was going against the party. He broke the law and therefore we cannot support him if he loses his seat,â€ Kajwang says.
However, si we all know Raila’s fiat has already sorted out Kajwang’?