Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba has dismissed claims that he is MP courtesy of the ODM Party. Namwamba, is has indicated he will likely defend his Budalangi seat on another party and not ODM told off those who imagine he is so indebted to the party. In the contrary, Namwamba says the party is in Budalangi because of him, not the other way round.
“I have heard the propaganda that I cannot survive without ODM in Budalangi, but the party failed to win the seat until my entry in 2007”, he was quoted saying.
A supporter of Ababu concurred.
“This has always been our argument. That ODM.without a face on grassroot is no ODM. What ODM, or rather the brats who tend to defend the party, fail to understand is the fact that Ababu Namwamba is the face of ODM in Budalangi.
Before Namwamba, Chris Wanjala had clinched the seat twice on a party that was not Nyanza fronted. These facts need not be swept under the carpet. So the question of the dominance of Luo nor Luhya in Budalangi need not arise.
The ODM secretary speaks his language in his style. What the brats want is to chaperone the SG. That he should speak their language, their manner, their flavour and flare, and their style.
Whence did we fail to read the constitution? OR Baba read it us? The Party ODM may have matured but the followers could still be living in a Moi era,” he said.