NASA and Jubilee ward reps back Uhuru, Raila unity deal
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged Kenyans“It is about time that both leaders worked together so that we can move the country forward. Kenyans are tired of divisive and tribal politics and we will support our President in every decision he makes for the good of Kenyans,” stated Guyo. He lauded both leaders for dropping their hardline stances, citing unity and economic progression as the main motivators for the pact. “As a party we assure President Kenyatta that we will work as a team in the city to ensure the progress of the capital,” added Guyo. Baba is right The minority leader, Elias Okumu, who was speaking on behalf of the Orange Democratic Movement Party MCAs, also pledged ODM’s support, saying that ‘Baba’ was always right.
SEE ALSO :MCAs: No more drama, we have moved on“The pact is affirmation of the need for electoral justice, inclusivity, de-ethnisation, and devolution success, which form the key pillars of our country’s progress and party’s manifesto and ideologies,” said Mr Okumu. The ODM-affiliated ward reps told off their coalition partners over their suspicion about the deal. Okumu said his party’s constitution allowed the leader to enter into agreements with any party or individual without having to consult anyone. He said that ODM supporters - and not those of Wiper, ANC, or Ford Kenya - who had sacrificed the most in the pursuit of electoral justice, which ultimately led to the ‘swearing-in’ of Raila Odinga as ‘the people’s president’ at Uhuru Park grounds. “Our partners did not stand with us at Uhuru Park. So let those who were courageous enough to go on with the ‘swearing-in’ strike a deal. The meeting was between the President of Kenya and the ‘people’s president’, who were both sworn in,” he added. He claimed that those against the deal did not want the best for the country and termed them ‘drum-beaters of war and confusion’.