riday, January 22, 2021 -Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party has made official their plans to stage their 2022 campaigns.
In a new twist of events, the party’s Chairman John Mbadi on Thursday expressed his reservations on the BBI project saying someone fishy somewhere could be using it to derail their 2022 campaigns for Raila Odinga.
“We have been saying consistently that it was too early for 2022 campaigns. But the right time has now come because the elections are about 18 months away. As we continue supporting the proposed reforms, we have to prepare as a party for the next elections,” said Mbadi.
He added that they were ready to prioritize BBI second and Raila Odinga’s 2022 ambitions first because time was running out now remaining with only 18 months to elections.
That continuing to talk about the Building Bridges Initiative everyday would affect not only their Party but also Mr. Odinga’s popularity ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
These sentiments were echoed by ODM Treasurer Timothy Bosire who observed that it was now time to reevaluate their schedule and see what needs to come first than the other.
He said forgetting about the 2022 race for Constitutional amendments was becoming ‘a cat and mouse game’ that can end up jeopardizing Mr. Odinga’s political career.
He reasoned that if all along President Uhuru Kenyatta has not managed to stop his deputy Ruto from moving around the country, what was the logic for other players sticking to the rule in the name of respecting the president?
Political pundits recently warned that Raila Odinga’s popularity as a fierce opposition figure in the country was dwindling by day due to the monotonous BBI politics.