The power struggle is pitying seasoned politicians in the party against a new crop of politicians who got elected in the last general elections, though have all along been staunch party members. Â The campaigns, though still under the table, Â are in top gear Â as alignments and re-alignments become a reality. Already, camps have started showing!
Although there are those who have openly and vigorously chosen to express their interests in various seats in the national office,Â there are some who have elected to do it secretly,Â by reaching out to delegates to persuade them to elect them in.
Hon Oner, though also cagey in his response, said he is currently interested in familiarizing himself with Party Structures, both at National and at grassroots level. He says he wants to understand the branch network, the sub-branches, the delegates at those levels to help him get insight into how the party works. And, yes, for the final prize.Â Pressed further on the position of Deputy Organizing Secretary, he refused to jump the gun, only stating that Â he is a life member of the party and can vie for any position but that he is not keen to appear to be engaging in premature campaigns which can undermine party unity.
The rumour might be true afterall; such are the ways of politicians.
It will be interesting to know what the Rangwe MP, and many of the new entrants, would offer the party should they eventually go for these positions. ODM is regrouping after losing the presidential elections and come February, a new team for the next political phase of the party will take the reigns of party power.
Other new entrants who have recently shown interest taking over the party machine includes Kisumu East’s Ken Obura. Suna East MP Junnet Mohammed is also expected to garner for a party seat.
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