Written by Joseph Amunya Otieno
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government, Mr. Musalia Mudavadi, has been asked rethink his decision of leaving Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) or brace himself for a fierce battle over control of Western province votes before the forthcoming General Election.
Addressing mourners during the burial of Reverend Simidi Mutama in Vuyika village in Chevaywa location of Matete district, ODM Lugari branch chairperson, Mr. Nabii Daraja Nabwera, observed that in quitting from ODM the DPM had made a serious blunder that was bound to heavily cost his political career.
Nabwera, who has already declared his interest in the Lugari parliamentary seat, predicated that Mudavadi’s career in politics, which he said had magnificently moved a notch higher while being a member of ODM, was set to drastically fizzle out in the near future.
Without mentioning names, Nabwera castigated a section of politicians from western province blaming them for tirelessly working with external forces in order to create divisions among members of the
Luhya community, and especially in making sure that the Prime Minister, Mr. Raila Odinga and Mudavadi had severed links.
The outspoken politician vowed to marshal forces with likeminded fellows in making sure that western province remained a stronghold for the orange party, a party he added that will deliver enough votes for all its civic, senate, governor and presidential candidates in the General Election across the country.
Nabwera, however,he challenged Mudavadi to name his new political outfit and stop creating necessary anxiety among his supporters by keeping them guess for too long.
But in a quick rejoinder, Mr. Peter Ndanyi, an opinion leader from Lugari constituency, rubbished Nabwera’s as emotive tantrums from disgruntled Odinga supporters.
Ndanyi wondered what had changed in the likes of Mr. Fred Gumo whom he blamed for frustrating the DPM’s presidential ambitions now, yet in 2002 they had claimed to be his best foot soldiers while urging him to go for the presidency.
The opinion leader appealed for sobriety among the electorate from western, asking them not to allow themselves be driven by selfish politicians, but keenly analyse the unfolding political scenario before making informed decisions.
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