As the race for 2022 draws near with political realignments taking place across the divides with defections and counter defections witnessed Deputy President William Ruto is particularly a troubled man.
This is after the Orange Democratic Movement party revealed plans to recapture their lost glory after the Msambweni humiliations ahead of 2022.
Through the party’s director of elections and Suna East legislator Junet Mohamed, ODM revealed plans to roll out nationwide campaigns in accordance with the laid down Covid-19 regulations.
The legislator further divulged plans to hold eight regional National delegates conferences in a number of Counties in the next two months, beginning march, that would later spring into the National Delegates Conference (NDC) later in June.
Junet continued that the party halted its intense political activities across the nation to give room to President Kenyatta to implement a number of his legacy projects, with the tune changing this year.
“We wanted to give the President time to implement his legacy projects. That is why ODM kept off high-octane political activities. But that is changing in 2021 and we have formulated the course to re-energize the party,” declared Junet Mohamed.
He added that the party will fight tooth and nail with the TangaTanga faction to reclaim its diminishing popularity while protecting its political strongholds across the country.
“We are going to fight with Tanga Tanga openly now. We want to come back forcefully as ODM, through a scorched-earth campaign,” Mohamed noted.
His sentiments come barely three weeks after the party lost one of it’s former constituencies to a DP Ruto backed independent candidate.
Feisal Bader garnered a total of 15 251 to trounce ODM’s Omar Boga in the Msambweni by-elections, a seat that was formerly occupied by the late Suleiman Dori an ODM candidate.
Reports further indicate that a number of ODM legislators in the coastal region are also decamping to join DP Ruto’s bandwagon.