This process began in 2010, Kabatesi said, arguing that the DPM was not only after amending the party nomination rules and the clause, but the whole party constitution.
Regional Development Minister Fred Gumo, who is ODM Rapid Response Team chairman, evaded the issue of article six of the party constitution.
"What we want is a person who can win for ODM," Gumo said after flagging off an International Women Day Walk at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
He said there was no misunderstanding between Raila and Mudavadi.
"There is no scheme to kick out Mudavadi. We want to bring together people and ODM members will choose their leaders. Other people should not interfere with ODM affairs," Gumo said. The tug of war between supporters of the two politicians began when Mudavadi declared his intention to run for president on ODM ticket. He has been insisting that party nominations should be held at the counties, instead of the National Delegates Conference, which Railaâs supporters prefer.
Mudavadi argues that during NDC, imposters are allowed to enter and vote the predetermined candidate while genuine delegates are locked out.
"Many genuine delegates are mistreated, beaten, lose property while others fail to afford transport to get to Kasarani. This practice erodes democracy because many, especially the handicapped, miss the chance to vote for their preferred candidate," he said.
The NEC meeting o Monday failed to resolve the stand-off between teams led by Raila and Mudavadi over nomination rules crafted by the internal legal team that Mudavadiâs team says favours Raila.
The NRC meeting was pushed to March 23 when all issues regarding the nomination of ODM presidential candidate would be revisited.
Orengo said in the Constitution there is a chapter dealing with political parties, how they are operated and principles guiding political parties.
He said just as the party was dealing with the matter, the Elections Act came into force guiding parties how to carry out nominations.