Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary-General has insisted that the party will form the next government after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s second and final term comes to an end in 2022.
The SG and a former Nairobi Senatorial seat aspirant said that as a party they had decided that after the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) passes through in the referendum, they will start laying down structures and mechanisms to form the next government.
“As a party, we made it very clear that after the BBI sails through in the referendum we will lay down structures and mechanisms to form the next government,” Sifuna said.
The former Nairobi senatorial candidate laughter off claims that the Opposition party had intentions to kick him from the powerful position ahead of the 2022 General election.
Sifuna who appointed as ODM SG in 2018 by the party’s national executive council taking over from Agnes Zani who served in an acting capacity after former Budalangi Member of Parliament Ababu Namwamba dumped the party, leaving a vacant position also laughed off claims that he was going to be kicked out of the party ahead of the 2022 general elections.
He insisted that he will continue discharging his duties as the party’s secretary-general diligently and without fear.
He added that when he took over as the party’s secretary-general, he was categorical that he would not allow the party to walk on its knees.
ODM has kept its supporters in suspense on who will be the party’s flag bearer in the 2022 general elections. Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his Mombasa County counterpart Hassan Joho have already submitted their papers to the National Elections Board (NEB) declaring that they want to be the flag bearers.
One person, in particular, the party’s leader Raila Odinga has been in political “analysts’’ mouths as he is expected to also submit his papers to the party throwing his hat in the ring one more time.
In January this year, ODM Chairman John Mbadi hinted that the former Prime Minister would be in the ballot box in the 2022 general elections.
He said that the party had started rolling out activities adding that Beyond the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) (BBI) issues, Raila will be running the 2022 project.
On Friday 30 May while speaking in Migori County, Siaya County Senator James Orengo made it clear that Raila Odinga is ready to ascend to power and no politician can beat him.