The ODM Party has told Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala the party is ready to give him a direct ticket if he decides to resign from ANC and go for a by-election. Malala has been suspended from his party after he was accused of gross misconduct when he decided to campaign for ODM candidate Imran Okoth in the Kibra by-election.
While speaking in Vihiga county at a funds drive for the Cheptulu Salvation Army, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said ODM will not hesitate to house Malala and stands with him firmly in the tribulations he currently faces with his party, ANC.
“Malala supported us in Kibra, ODM party will stand with him. ANC is pained after losing the by-election. They spent money and they are feeling the pinch. As the ODM secretary-general, I want to say that should they (ANC) oust you, we shall receive you,” Sifuna said.
While speaking at a press conference on Saturday following his suspension the previous day, Senator Malala said he would rather go for a by-election that apologize to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi for campaigning for Imran Okoth. He said he had no regrets of not supporting Eliud Owalo, who was the ANC candidate.
”I would rather go for by-election than apologize to Musalia Mudavadi. I want to categorically state that ANC can go ahead and expel me from the party. Iam ready to defend my seat on a different ticket,” said Malala who was accompanied by members of the ODM at Golf Hotel in Kakamega.
Also suspended from ANC is nominated MP Geofrey Osotsi.