In a statement, the former National Assembly minority leader said he was being frustrated with party members though he did not mention their names.
“Those who think being chairman is so important to them let them offer themselves to lead, I am very ready to leave the position to them… I want to leave this position of ODM chair,” John Mbadi said.
As such, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Tuesday, February 7, wished the sitting ODM chairman all the best as he plans to exit the lucrative position.
The lawmaker said he was ready to succeed the former Suba South MP John Mbadi as the ODM chairman.
In a statement, the vocal legislator said it was time to take over the party’s leadership and guide the outfit to greater heights ahead of the 2027 General Election.
“We wish you well John Mbadi as you step down from ODM party chairmanship. It is now my time to take over from where you have left off and steer the Party to greater heights and prosperity. Youth power,” Babu Owino said in a Tweet.
Mbadi’s exit from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s party comes at a time a section of party leaders accused him of skipping rallies convened by the party leader.
Having been the ODM chairman for 9 years, Mbadi however maintained that he was still a member of the party and that he will be ready to serve the outfit in whatever capacity.
“I am not a person to run away from the office before we get good succession, I want to be succeeded, and still I will serve the party in whatever capacity,” he said.