Orange Democratic Movement party yesterday dropped the push to impeach Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

Reports by a local daily indicate that a meeting of the sub-committee of ODM Central Management Committee resolved to end the push for the governor’s impeachment.

Consequently, Obado's planned impeachment is said to have threatened to paralyse operations of the county assembly and service delivery.

Political pundits opined that this move was viewed as an admission by the ODM leadership that they had been outwitted by Obado.

ODM leadership demanded that Obado toes the party line by backing its position on political issues.

Failed Impeachment

The Raila Odinga led party agreed to drop the impeachment motion against Obado to restore political stability in the county and in turn he is expected to support the party fully in its activities.

In a statement, ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna said the meeting discussed the need to ensure uninterrupted service delivery by the county government under the prevailing circumstances.

The meeting was attended by Sifuna, ODM national chairman John Mbadi, national treasurer Timothy Bosire, organising secretary Abdikadir Aden, and secretary for political affairs Opiyo Wandayi.

Obado in the past has gone against the grain and won elections in Migori where he commands a large following.