In a statement on Monday, November 7, Miguna, a fierce critic of Raila said the former Prime Minister has been using the Luo community as a trading tool to benefit his family members.
“Raila Odinga has nominated his “daughter” Winnie to EALA. He uses Luos as his tools of the trade to benefit family members. We are liberating Luos this year!” Miguna Miguna said in a Tweet.
Last month, Winnie Odinga dismissed sections of media reports that she had applied for the EALA position.
However, on Monday, November 7, an ODM official revealed that the 32-year-old had applied for the position.
“Yes, she (Winnie) is among the applicants and will be one of the candidates our party will consider when the list will finally be referred to political parties,” an ODM official is quoted by The Star as having said.
Raila’s last-born child is expected to battle it out with former Kieni MP Kanini Kega and his Ndaragua counterpart Jeremiah Kioni for the EALA slots under the Azimio la Umoja.
Other eying the lucrative seat includes ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire, former Taveta MP Naomi Shaban, and KANU secretary-general Nick Salat.
If taken, Winnie Odinga will succeed his uncle Oburu Odinga at the EALA.
Oburu, the elder brother to ODM leader Raila Odinga was in 2017 among the leaders elected to represent Kenya at EALA.
This was after Oburu surprisingly got huge backing from Members of Parliament allied with the Jubilee Party.