The Orange Democratic Movement has invited Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, and Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper to apply for the party’s presidential flagbearer position.
Party secretary-general Edwin Sifuna has called on the leaders to forget Raila Odinga's support and apply for the mandate.
According to Sifuna, the leaders cannot win the presidential race without Raila’s support and by joining ODM they are guaranteed a chance.
“If you know you cannot win without Baba’s support this is your chance. Come into his house, pick forms, apply, sit and wait. Or forever hold your peace,” Sifuna said.
A fortnight ago, politicians across the divide used the funeral service of Mudavadi’s mother to drum up support for his candidature for the top seat ahead of next year’s polls.
In an advert placed in local dailies on Sunday, the ODM elections board, chaired by Dr. Catherine Mumma, asked members to send applications to National Elections Board if they want to be the party’s presidential candidate for 2022 General Election.
Mumma said interested candidates must pay Sh1 million non-refundable fee to the ODM account held at Kenya Commercial bank, Lavington branch.
Further, each applicant will be required to present the evidence of the payment to the party’s headquarters.
Sifuna’s sentiments come after Mudavadi sustained his attacks on Raila, accusing him of breaching a promise he made in 2017 not to again contest the presidency.