Raila has met ODM leaders and aspirants to assure them of free and fair nominations. On Friday, he met ODM aspirants from Kwale and Kilifi.
Bamba Ward MCA Christopher Mwambire said PAA had failed to penetrate the Coast, which is perceived to be an ODM stronghold, because it had been marketed as a property of an individual.
“PAA must fight to end the perception that it was the property of an individual or Governor Kingi. The party must be owned by the masses but at the moment it won’t make a difference,” he said.
“I’m in ODM to stay because the voters want me to remain in the party. I have done my homework and discovered that PAA is a hard sell so I had to go back to ODM.”
Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire who is also Kilifi ODM chair said PAA had failed to make any meaningful impact on Coast politics because it was an outfit to fight Kilifi leaders.
“A party’s popularity is measured by the number of aspirants seeking its ticket but PAA has no candidates in Kilifi and only ODM has,” he said. “After they got the certificate, the PAA leadership concentrated on Kilifi aloneg instead of selling the party outside the county.”