ODM resolves to impeach Okoth Obado

ODM Eats Humble Pie, Drops Obado’s Impeachment

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has dropped the impeachment bid against Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

According to the Standard, a sub-committee of ODM Central Management Committee held a meeting on Thursday, October 29 where it resolved to end the push for the governor’s impeachment.

The committee argued that the governor’s impeachment had threatened to paralyze operations of the county assembly and service delivery in Migori.

The ODM leadership also demanded that Obado toes the party line by backing its position on political issues.

“It was agreed that the motion be dropped to restore political stability in the county. He is expected to support the party fully in its activities.”

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ODM National Executive Committee members at a Machakos hotel. Image/Courtesy

“The meeting resolved to invite the Members of the County Assembly for a meeting before the decision on the motion is made public,” an inside source told the Standard.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna added that the committee discussed the need to ensure uninterrupted service delivery by the county government under the prevailing circumstances.

“A sub-committee of the ODM Central Management Committee has today met with the governor of Migori Okoth Obado, to discuss, among others, the need for continued service delivery by the county government under the prevailing circumstances, party unity and harmony in the assembly.”

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ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna addressing the media on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Image/Courtesy

“The meeting agreed on the need for further engagement with other key stakeholders, including the County Assembly of Migori and the local ODM leadership,” read Sifuna’s statement.

Yesterday’s meeting is reported to have been attended by Sifuna, ODM national chairman John Mbadi, national treasurer Timothy Bosire, organising secretary Abdikadir Aden, and secretary for political affairs Opiyo Wandayi.

The push for Obado’s impeachment had flopped after the assembly divided into two delaying the tabling of the motion.

This forced the Raila Odinga led party to look for an alternative way to resolve the stalemate.

In October 15, Obado failed to turn up to a meeting where he had been invited by ODM party officials for talks at Chungwa House citing short notice.

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