Decision to expel Jalang’o is final! – ODM party
The decision to expel Lang’ata Member of Parliament Phelix Odiwuor is final, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has said.
Mr Odiwuor, famously known as Jalang’o was kicked out of the party after he was accused of being a rebel and working with the Kenya Kwanza-led government.
In a statement, ODM Secretary General Mr Edwin Sifuna said that the party was not planning to revert the decision and that it would not give the MP any support whatsoever.
“Jalang’o will not even win the next elections because it is clear that he has betrayed the voters and the ODM party at large,” he said.
Mr Sifuna, who is also the Nairobi Senator, said that the party will not relent on its decision even if the court issued an order to stop his dismissal.
He asked the MP to stop listening to advice from a section of leaders who were out to mislead him and ensure that he lost his political foot.
He said that he will be seeking approval from the party’s National Governing Council (NGC) to finally put a stamp on the expulsion decision.
“We have started early and are already done with the disciplinary committee. Recommendations have already been submitted to the National Executive Committee,” he said.
He also revealed that all the ODM party members had decided to show Mr Jalang’o the door alongside four other political leaders who were recently expelled.
The five who were sent off include Members of Parliament Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Felix Odiwuor ‘Jalang’o’ (Lang’ata), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda.
The statement by Mr Sifuna comes just a day after he held a meeting in his constituency alongside other political leaders attached to the ruling party United Democratic Alliance (UDA).