ODM’s Central Committee on Wednesday threatened to take disciplinary action against members planning to open branch offices without consulting the national office. The committee claimed that it had received many reports over opening of offices across the country, perhaps in Jimmy Wanjigi’s move.
ODM’s Secretary General Edwin Sifuna issued a statement that anyone willing to open a branch office should consult the national office failure to do so, such offices will not be recognized. He reminded members that such brazen violation of their rules will attract disciplinary action.
Wanjigi began opening offices in Mt. Kenya two months ago after declaring his interest in the presidency. This statement from Sifuna comes a few days after the Registar of Political Parties acknowledged receiving a letter from Wanjigi seeking that the party summarizes the presidential nomination process.
A month ago, Wanjigi wrote to ODM demanding certified list of party delegates who are to attend the National Delegates Convention. The committee resolved to extend free membership registration for ordinary members that was September 30 to December 31. The Central Committee advised party leaders at the grassroots to go back to their respective areas to coordinate and support voter registration.