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ODM’s mission to impeach Obado aborts

The Orange Democratic Movement party (ODM) has dropped its push to impeach Migori Governor Okoth Obado over graft charges.

Raila Odinga’s party made the U-turn after Migori MCAs proved reluctant and divided to impeach the embattled county boss.

Even threats and intimidation did not work in favor of ODM that had marked Obado as Deputy President William Ruto’s man who was to be kicked out before 2022.

While eating the humble pie, Odinga’s party claimed that the idea to throw in the town was arrived at after a ceasefire between the governor and the Orange party.

Obado has in the past successfully gone against the grain in elections and so he could not fail with this one as he outwitted ODM leadership including John Mbadi (National Chairman) and the outspoken Secretary Edwin Sifuna.

The push to impeach Obado nearly brought operations at the Migori County Assembly to a halt forcing the party’s Central Management Committee to abort the plot.

Obado was however instructed to toe the party line and stand with the party in all matters it supports including the BBI.

Members of the County Assembly will be called for a meeting before the decision drop the motion is made public.

ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna said the meeting was about the need to ensure that service delivery in the  county is not interrupted by the doublespeak politics.

The loudmouth Sifuna who was accused of leading a gang of goons to assault the Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth over the matter is now claiming that they pursuing unity and harmony in the assembly.

“A sub-committee of the ODM Central Management Committee has today met with the governor of Migori Okoth Obado, to discuss, among others, the need for continued service delivery by the county government under the prevailing circumstances, party unity and harmony in the assembly,” the statement read in part.

The meeting was also attended by John Mbadi, national treasurer Timothy Bosire, organising secretary Abdikadir Aden, and secretary for political affairs Opiyo Wandayi.

The abortion of the impeachment move is because of  Obado had become problematic for ODM amid reports of a divided assembly and delay to table the motion.

The ODM team downplayed the fact the the assembly was too divided to impeach Obado with Ruto links turning it into a do or die contest.

Raila Odinga who recently attended a funeral in Migori avoided the impeachment subject for fear of being jeered. He claimed that the unity of the country was more important as he drummed support for the unpopolar BBI.

” Do you want us to unite people? That is what Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is rooting for,” Raila said.

 


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