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ODM issues statement ahead of Wanjigi’s Coastal tour

By , People Daily Digital
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 17:06 | 2 mins read
Businessman and presidential hopeful Jimi Wanjigi (centre) when he met Orange Democratic Movement grassroots leaders recently. Photo/PD/FILE

Kilifi Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chairman Teddy Mwambire has castigated businessman and ODM presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi over his recent nationwide Presidential popularisation tours.

In a statement issued to the press, Mwambire said that he believed Wanjigi was just on an adventure since he has not been allegedly following the party’s protocol on Presidential campaigns.

“I think he is on an adventure, if he has to come to meet delegates, he should have followed party procedures,” Mwambire said.

People Daily Digital has established that Wanjigi is expected to tour the Coast region in the next three days.

During his tour, Wanjigi will meet with 3,000 ODM delegates who are drawn from the counties of Kilifi, Mombasa and Lamu.

The billionaire has declared interest to battle it out with ODM leader Raila Odinga who is expected to fly the party’s ticket during next year's General elections.

In a statement issued last week, Wanjigi's campaign team said that they will tour the Coast for a period of three days.

Wanjigi who has been reaching out to ODM delegates and supporters to back his Presidential bid said it was high time Odinga hang his boots.

The politician has been making rounds in various places in the country arguing that it was time ODM fronted another flag bearer for the presidency.

“We need fresh leadership in the party. My friend Raila Odinga is a hero of Kenya’s second liberation and we honour him for the sacrifices that he has made so far,” Wanjigi said when he announced that he would be in the presidential race.

Already, he has made rounds in the counties of Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Migori and Kisii after he met with delegates.

In his Migori tour, irate youth resisted his bid and even drove him out of Migori town, an act that has been condemned by the ODM party.

However, Wanjigi last week announced that he was planning to visit Migori in the next two weeks after touring Nyamira county.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has already made it clear that Wanjigi will not be given the party’s presidential ticket.

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