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Kidero joins Babu Owino in criticizing ODM party

Friday, September 23rd, 2022 13:43 | By
Kidero echoes Babu Owino's negative sentiments on ODM party
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO/Courtesy

Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero has echoed Embakasi East MP Babu Owino's sentiments against the ODM party.

Taking to Facebook, Kidero says while the youths form the majority of the party, the same fail to play out in leadership positions as most are sidelined.

He says they are left out from the initial stages of party nominations to county assemblies.

"Let’s understand where Hon. Babu Owino is coming from. ODM is what it is because of the youth; Majority membership. Zeal and passion for party support “Soldiers and army for the party” Yet, when bread is being shared nobody thinks of them," he wrote on Facebook.

"It’s not just what has happened in the choice of parliamentary leadership but even in nominations to the county assembly," his statement read.

He claims the ODM party is a fortune for its owners.

"ODM is personal property and a commercial asset which the owners use to maximize financial returns and optimize their wealth creation," he added.

This follows Babu's claims of what he termed as "betrayal" and "blackmail" by the party.

"ODM Party, so many youth and myself sacrificed a lot and used our resources in the party over the years, our pay is betrayal and blackmail. It is OK. Tomorrow is another day," he tweeted on Thursday.

Replying to his allegations, Narok Senator Ledama Olekina regretted that leadership positions had been awarded to new comers calling on old members to fight for their rights.

"It’s about time we demand what is ours. Enough of always being kept in arms' way while others chill in their cribs and are rewarded with the lion's share of party positions," he said.

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