Babu Owino now accuses ODM of betrayal


Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has called out the ODM party for what he termed as "betrayal" and "blackmail".

He said a number of youths in the party have been selflessly supporting it but have not been rightly rewarded.

"ODM Party, so many youth and myself sacrificed a lot and used our resources in the party over the years, our pay is betrayal and blackmail. It is OK. Tomorrow is another day," he tweeted on Thursday.

In a reply to his remarks, Narok Senator Ledama Olekina regretted that leadership allocation had gone to the new members, ignoring the old guards.

He called on the long-term members to fight for the positions.

"It’s about time we demand what is ours. Enough of always being kept in arms' way while others chill in their cribs and are rewarded with the lion's share of party positions," he said.

Their remarks come after the party leader Raila Odinga called a Parliamentary Group meeting, to get a solution for the disquiet.

The crisis meeting will be held on Monday.

The leaders will discuss the leadership line-up and the proposed House Committee chairpersons and vice chairpersons.

Among other leaders who have expressed their displeasure in the line-up unveiled on Saturday by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is ODM chairman John Mbadi.

Mbadi said he was "dropped" despite having a stellar performance.

The leaders on Saturday held a meeting at Stoni Athi in Machakos on Saturday.   

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