Written by Leonard Wamalwa
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ODM leaders led by the Budalangi mp Ababu Namwamba, Magerer Lang'at, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru in launching the ODM Youth League caravan in Trans Nzoia County aimed at rejuvinating the party in the region. Photo/ Leonard Wamalwa.
Five Members of Parliament including two assistant ministers from Orange Democratic Movement - ODM party launched a new party youth drive to strengthen the party's popularity at grassroots level within Western province and parts of North Rift region.
Led by Energy assistant Minister Magerer Lang'at and his Housing counterpart Margaret Wanjiru launched a three-day ODM youth League caravan to move from Trans Nzoia County and go through the twenty seven constituencies of Western province to sensitize the party's followers on its stability.
The drive is said to be targeting Western province which is said to comprise Trans Nzoia County which assistant minister Lang'at said has more similarities with Western before they later embark on another similar drive in the entire Rift Valley province and the rest of the country.
In his speech while addressing the party followers at the Saboti office within Kitale town before flagging off the caravan, Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba said that despite the recent jumping of ship of some of the leaders from the party to other parties, the party is still strong and focused.
"Many people have been saying that ODM has become weak after some of its party leaders left for other parties but we are here to assure you that our party is still strong and geared towards clinching power in the next general elections," said Namwamba.
Namwamba noted that the party leaders wished that their estranged deputy party leader Musalia Mudavadi remains in the party so that he could achieve his ambitions of ruling this country while there He noted that it was unfortunate that the former local government minister accepted to be cheated by political liars who managed to lure him out of his party.
"I want to tell our brother and friend Musalia Mudavadi that we in the ODM love and respect him as our brother and we very much wished that he remains in the party where we thought he could accomplish his ambitions of becoming president of this country but he accepted to be cheated by political liars," Namwamba pointed out.
The leaders who were in a convoy involving youth from all the three sub-branches within Trans Nzoia county including Saboti, Kwanza and Cherangani said that the new move is geared towards reloading the party to reignite it back to a full force of regaining its popularity that had been tilted by the exodus of some of its mainstream leaders in the recent past.
"If our friends were given positions in a game of 90 minuites and they failed to play to the final whistle due to injuries or whatever the cause, then we want to assure you that they will be replaced by other players to ensure that we finish the game," said Lang'at who was the team leader.
On her side Bishop Wanjiru revealed that the party leaders and followers have now resolved in concentrating on party matters and looking on ways of strengthening the party other than talking or thinking of other people or parties.
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