Migori governor Okoth Obado may not be kicked out of ODM soon as recommended by the party’s grassroots leaders after all.
ODM officials in Migori last week gave Obado a seven-day ultimatum to officially resign from the party or face dire consequences including expulsion.
After the expiry of the ultimatum which elapsed on Tuesdays, April 27, ODM branch chairman Philip Makabong’o wrote to the national office requesting the top management to kickout the county boss in line with article 5.4.1(c) of the party’s constitution.
However, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna while confirming to have received a letter from the branch officials, said the matter cannot be handled at the moment due to the current situation of COVID-19 in Kenya.
“We will look into the matter when we resume,” Sifuna told the Daily Nation.
It is believed that the party will resume after the COVID-19 curve has been flattened, a day that is not known.
Obado’s tribulation with the Orange party begun when he recently revealed plans to ditch Raila’s camp for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the next General Election.
Obado whose constitution 2-term limits will be coming to an end in August 2022 is set to revamp the PDP party and use it to further his political ambitions.
It is believed the retiring governor might be planning to join forces with Deputy president William Ruto in what would raise his political profile further as he looks to neutralize Raila’s dominance in South Nyanza.
Since his fall out with Raila’s party, Obado has been holding meetings with other leaders and elders from the region at his private home in Rapogi.
Recently, the Governor hosted a section of Migori MCAs in what was suspected that he was headed to Musalia’s camp to drum up support to former Finance minister who has expressed his ambitions to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.