National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga on Friday pointed out that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party was ready to go alone during the 2022 General Elections if pushed.
In a telling message to other parties in the NASA coalition, Odinga was categorical that while his party was ready to work with like-minded parties, it was also ready to go alone if pushed.
"ODM leaders and supporters must without fear or apologies erect and fly the flag of justice, fairness and equity as only ODM can.
“We must be prepared to fight alongside other like-minded parties and individual. But we must also be prepared to fight alone should it come to that,” he stated.
While addressing the party’s National Governing Council (NGC) meeting at Orange House, Odinga asked the team (ODM) to be prepared to work alone as they build a strong team.
He further maintained that ODM was the only party Kenyans could count on to fight for their rights in the face of misrule.
In effect, he formed a task force to review the party’s performance in the last General Election and review its nomination rules, which could have affected the 2017 election outcome.
“The task force will look into the capacity, resources, strengths, weaknesses and processes of our National Election Board not to apportion blame but to strengthen it and avoid past pitfalls.
“We are out to build a team that likes and works with one another. We are up against a malevolent dictatorship. A house divided, a party going for half measures, a party with no big-screen view of the challenges and opportunities will not win the battle against the dictatorship,” he stated.
The meeting was attended by two of his co-principals in Nasa: Wiper Democratic Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka and the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi.
Odinga explained that the presence of the duo during the ODM meeting was to disapprove reports by a section of the media that Nasa was disintegrating.