However, on Tuesday, February 7, Mbadi, who has been at loggerheads with a section of party members since the conclusion of the last General Election now says he is ready to resign as the party’s chairperson.
While responding to accusations from a section of leaders for skipping rallies convened by Azimio leader Raila Odinga, the seasoned politician said he has done his bit at the helm of Raila’s party and that it was time for others to lead.
“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, right now I am the chair but I am not dying to be the chair,
“I have done by bit they took away my position as the minority leader,” Mbadi said.
Speaking at Parliament buildings, the ODM politician without mentioning names said those who orchestrated his removal as the Minority Leader in the National Assembly were now hell-bent to push him out of the outfit’s leadership.
“They can still take away the chairmanship, I will still be alive. I want to repeat it for the record, I want to leave this position of ODM chair,” Mbadi declared.
Mbadi who has been the chairman of the Orange party for nine years however maintained that he was still a member of the party and that he would still serve ODM in whatever capacity thereafter.
His comments come just hours after eight lawmakers elected on Azimio la Umoja One Coalition Party banner shifted their allegiance to President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza government.