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ODM leader Raila Odinga is set to make a four-day extensive tour of the greater Western region beginning Monday in a bid to stem rebellion by local leaders threatening to leave ODM en masse.

In a statement to newsrooms, the former Premiere is expected to visit Vihiga, Busia and Kakamega counties where he will meet party officials, opinion leaders and address public rallies.

This follows a meeting he held with 13 Members of Parliament from the region last week.

According to the itinerary seen by Citizen Digital, Odinga will hold a public rally at Chavakali in Vihiga County, Budalang’i and Malaba in Busia County and at Shianda and Musanda in Kakamega County.

The tour is seen largely aimed at containing a possible fall-out sparked by the latest resignations by Ababu Namwamba as Secretary General, Funyula MP Paul Otuoma as party vice-chairman and the most recent Sirisia MP John Waluke as Bungoma County ODM Chair.

While calling on Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula to join hands with them and form a united front, Namwamba has also vowed to mobilize Western ODM MPs to leave the party ahead of 2017 polls.

Among the reasons fronted for resignations include alleged sidelining of Western MPs in ODM and the lack of internal democracy in the party.

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