ODM leader Raila Odinga is today meeting top leaders from the Luo-Nyanza region at Ciala resort in Kisumu. The leaders from Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, and Migori counties have been accompanied by a delegation of over 200 people from each county.
Reports indicate that the meeting’s main agenda is to discuss the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum push.
Sources indicate that Odinga is also planning to use the meeting to chart the way forward and strengthen the ODM party in the grassroots ahead of the 2022 general election.
In a tweet on Monday, Odinga said “Underway: A consultative meeting that has brought on board Governors, MPs, Professionals, delegates, and Members of the County Assemblies of the Lower Nyanza Counties. Looking forward to a robust discourse.”
Odinga’s meeting with Lower Nyanza leaders comes one week after President Uhuru Kenyatta held a similar meeting with leaders and delegates from the Mount Kenya region.
During the meeting, President Kenyatta rallied leaders from the region to support the BBI referendum, noting that it has immense benefits for them, and has nothing to do with 2022 politics.
Members of the County Assembly from 10 counties in the region unanimously agreed to support BBI.
Meanwhile, the former Premier is the chief campaigner of the BBI constitutional push and has been traversing the country preaching the referendum gospel.
Over the weekend, he was in Turkana where he rallied locals to support the initiative.