Feb, 12th 2021 The Orange Democratic Movement will today meet to discuss the party’s 2022 flag bearer, and the Building Bridges Initiative. Today’s National Executive council (NEC) session to be chaired by Raila Odinga, will ratify decisions of the Central Management committee, which has brought up a number of deliverables including rebranding of the party and recruitment of the presidential candidate.
The agenda for NEC was set last month when the party invited interested people to vie for presidency in next years elections. The party delaying to name its presidential candidate has led to concerns that it may affect its chances of winning the seat come 2022.
Governors Wycliffe Oparanya and Hassan Joho have declared interest in the presidential seat by sending letters to the National election board.
Though ODM leader Raila Odinga has hinted that he would still be active in the 2022 politics, he is yet to declare whether he will vie for the presidential seat for the fifth time.
The NEC is set to deliberate on a number of other issues within the party including filling the party’s vacant positions from the grass roots, 2022 politics and the upcoming by-elections in Matungu constituency and Kiamokama ward in Kisii county. It will also look into the business of both the National Assembly and the Senate with a view to ensuring the party’s agenda sails through.
The move comes after Homa Bay, Siaya and Kisumu counties have ratified the Bill as Baringo county assembly rejected the Bill in a session that was marred with chaos.