According to Daily Nation, 13 MPs from Western Kenya have advised Deputy Prime minister Musalia Mudavadi not to quit ODM but should instead fight it out with Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the party’s presidential ticket.
“We are convinced that moving to any other political party will certainly not be in his best interests or beneficial to the people of Western,” said Cabinet minister Wycliffe Oparanya, who read the joint statement.
“We’re making all efforts to ensure that we stay together.”
This is welcome development.
Most of us have been saying the same thing for days and weeks but apparently all has been falling on deaf ears, given how things have fast progressed or deteriorated, depending on who is doing the evaluation.
However, now that these MPs have reiterated the same counsel, one can only hope Mudavadi finally listens and does the right thing and that is, simply remain put in ODM and fight for the nomination he seeks and accept whatever outcome that comes of the fight much as Raila has said he will.
That’s what democracy is all about not these shenanigans and side-shows that only serve to distract from the pursuing a winning agenda that ODM must pursue and attain.
As Mudavadi weighs all this, what he should not lose sight of is, no matter which way he decides to go, ODM shall move on to victory because the party is not about one man, or one tribe or a combination of tribes but about Kenya and ideals Kenyans have been clamoring for which the party represents and is the only one that can deliver on them.
Mudavadi’s staying put in ODM will simply prevent the party from wasting time and expending unnecessary energy and resources to deal with repairing the minor puncture on one of its wheels for the reaching the destination is just around the corner she can even walk there.
Peace and ODM Unity