ODM’s Mbadi disowns letter belittling other NASA members
Orange Democratic Party chairman John Mbadi has disowned a letter purporting to be from him belittling other parties in the NASA coalition.
The letter is bound to make a bad situation worse as the coalition is on shaky ground over the January 30 swearing in and some affiliate parties feeling sidelined by ODM.
The friction is over the sharing of slots in Parliament the the coalition’s co-principal demanding that ODM relinquishes one slot from the Parliamentary Service Commission in favour of Wiper.
The Orange party, however, argues it has over 60 percent of the coalition seats in Parliament therefore deserves more slots.
“I did not author that letter. That is pure propaganda. If I am to address our party leader, I would rather call him directly or visit his office than write him a letter,” said Mbadi.
The letter, that has a Coat of Arms letterhead, Mbadi’s signature and a “Confidential” stamp on it started circulating on social media.
It reads; “This is to put your minds at ease that we are going into tomorrow’s meeting to defend our positions and not to cede ground. We have invested more in NASA coalition than other party and we refuse to be apologetic about it. ODM has emerged as the dominant partner hence the need to take up more roles to lead the change movement.
As such the meeting will be more of an exercise to inform as opposed to a negotiation. Hopefully we will make them see things our way.”
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