Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has told off ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi over his Monday remarks against ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
Sifuna has told Mudavadi to desist from unnecessary tirades against Raila.
According to ODM’s Tuesday evening twitter post, Sifuna says the former Vice Presidents’s remarks on Raila were baseless and unwarranted, and only aimed at attracting cheap political mileage which doesn’t come so easily.
“SG @edwinsifuna tells ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi to desist from unnecessary tirades against PL @RailaOdinga. He says the former VP’s remarks on the PL on Monday were baseless and unwarranted, only aimed at attracting cheap political mileage which doesn’t come so easily,” tweeted ODM.
During campaigns for ANC candidate Eliud Owalo, who is Mr Odinga’s former aide in Kibra, Mr Mudavadi claimed that the ODM leader was desperate to an extent of courting “corrupt governors” with a promise of protection.
“Several governors were called to Kibra. Most of them who have swindled public funds from county governments and their files are already with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and are now hiding behind the old man (Mr Odinga) to be protected during investigations,” Mr Mudavadi said.
Last week, a handful of governors were in Kibra to campaign for ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth. They included Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), James Ongwae (Kisii), John Nyagarama (Nyamira), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni).
Sifuna claimed Mr Mudavadi was “the biggest baggage” Mr Odinga has had to carry since 2002.
“Now that Raila has taken away that support, Musalia needs to be a man,” Mr Sifuna said.
Mr Mudavadi’s outburst, Mr Sifuna said, must be seen in the context of “a jilted lover, a parasite abandoned by its long suffering host.”
He added: “Musalia must chart his own political path and shed the addiction to free manna from the direction and generosity of Raila Odinga. There will be no more salvage missions for political bagasse of the Musalia variety.
“The process of becoming a man is painful, hence the outbursts, but it is a journey he must now take. He must look himself in the mirror, for his imminent fall to oblivion is his own making.”
Mr Siguna further noted that: “Raila has made it clear that everyone accused of corruption or any other crimes must carry their own cross. Indeed, there are ODM governors in court facing various charges and if Raila were to shield anyone from prosecution he would have started with his own!”Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com