The moral irrelevance and depravity of the ODM and its officials can be summed up in two words: internal election. Eleven months after the flawed party primaries, ODM members are still confronting the memory of their worst crisis.
Today the party is at advance stage of holding another election without deploying the political airborne-early-warning craft. My hope for the future of our party is dimished each time the ODM leaders blatantly ignore the needs of their fellow members. My airborne early warning system, clearly indicates that ODM delegates’ register is full of moles, multiple-party hoppers,dead delegates, who are only waiting to vote in their mole candidates and majestically march back to their mother party while smiling all the way to the local pesa Mtaani agents!
Secondly, and perhaps the more important,is “The Morning After’. On March 2, assuming there is a clear winner, between Raila’s and Ruto’s line-up, the country will wake up to either an ODM party leader returning to office or a newly elected one.
Certainly, it goes without saying, to the victor goes a party divided. An Opposition split over it’s place in the country, over its basic values, over its direction. In my opinion,no matter who wins, the uncivil war is likely to continue upto 2017. Since the campaign has taken a venomous form, the question is, has ODM put in place relevant mechanism to create an environment that will make it possible to pick up the piece, bridge the gaps and reunite the party? This is key.
Its also important to point out that a rushed party election that fails to restore trust, not only in the membership, but also in the party’s leadership as well as between the CORD and the rest of the country is not desirable. The stakes are higher than we could ever imagine.
Our party therefore can’t afford to fail to weed out these categories of delegates and plan adequately for the “The Morning After” unless we are setting ourselves like the self- important egomaniac who is under the illusion that he
and his naive deluded supporters actually matter than the ODM.