ODM dismisses claims of using BBI to craft 2022 strategy

ODM dismisses claims of using BBI to craft 2022 strategy
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Orange Democratic Movement has dismissed remarks by a section of leaders insinuating that the ongoing BBI public consultative meetings are meant to champion the party’s 2022 political agenda.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna says all leaders in the country including Deputy President William Ruto have been informed to attend and be part of the forums meant to popularise the BBI report.

According to Sifuna, those who have opted to take a different path have their own hidden agenda adding that no one will be forced to

“Every leader was invited to the BBI forum in Kakamega. There are those who feel important and want special invitations. No one can be forced to attend these meetings but it is very ironical that they say they support the BBI but they don’t want to attend the BBI forums,” said Sifuna on Monday.

His assertion comes in the wake of displeasure by elected leaders allied to DP Ruto who is also on record claiming that the regional BBI rallies are meant to popularise the Raila Odinga led party.

Speaking in Narok County last Sunday, DP Ruto accused ODM of being insincere with the Building Bridge Initiative (BBI), claiming that ODM is using the initiative to further its own agenda.

“It is their right to plan but it is not right for them to use public resources or to pretend that they are in this BBI thing for the unity of the nation,” said Ruto.

The DP reiterated that the BBI consultative forum held in Kisii was a platform for the ODM party to craft its line up ahead of the 2022 elections.

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