ODM Party Executive Director Magerer Langat has told off former National Elections Board Chair Frankline Bett who recently said he had quit the Orange party and was ‘ready to work with the Jubilee government’.
Bett, a former state house comptroller whom Raila Odinga picked from political dustbin after KANU was floored in 2002, dusted him back as nominated MP in 2002 and got elected in the 2007 ODM Tsunami which swept Rift Valley last year presided over a flawed nomination process which ended in a fiasco before bowing out after ODM lost to Jubilee.
Unapologetic to date, Bett has never shown any remorse about messing up ODM primaries, instead, as he chickened out of taking full responsibility of not steering a clean, clear and transparent nominations, he has recently bounced back to national limelight, “distancing” himself from ODM.
In April last year, in spite of Â being a senior member of a deeply bruised party, Bett, as insensitive as only himself can muster, was among the earliest people to arrive in Kasarani during the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the 4th President; a time his party leader and most party officials and millions of supporters were still smarting from a loss which himself, among others, will forever be condemned to political memory of Kenyans as the worst campaign machine leaders of any election ever held in Kenya.
In deed, Magerer put Bett in his corner, telling him the truth, and adding his inconsequential exit has ushered in a new era in South Rift politics, and I may add, in ODM and by extension, CORD!
Other rift valley leaders reminded Bett that he had benefited from the party’s magnanimity since 2002 when the same leaders he is now desrting nominated him to parliament, and after 2007 elections Raila appointed him appointed the roads minister under the Grand Coalition arrangement.
In 2002, Bett was an LDP nominee under the National Rainbow coalition.