Presidential hopeful Jimi Wanjigi yesterday declared party primaries will be the biggest test to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chief Raila Odinga’s credentials.
Wanjigi who spoke in Mombasa maintained his stance he will not drop his presidential ambitions for anyone until delegates decide on their preferred flagbearer.
Speaking after a service at Makupa PCEA Church Wanjigi said all 3,000 countrywide party delegates must be accorded the responsibility to vote for the presidential candidate.
Both Raila and Wanjigi are eyeing presidency through ODM ticket. “The world is watching how ODM conducts itself in the nomination, and it should be democratic. I am not going to drop my candidature for anyone until the delegates decide who they want to fly the ODM flag,” said Wanjigi.
Wanjigi who was on a coastal tour to meet delegates said the party lacks democracy and some members were being politically gagged.
He said Raila has not declared any interest in the presidency and therefore should allow democracy to thrive. “The party leader should confirm whether hen he is race.
He is a player, he should know that he cannot be a player, captain, referee, linesman and a VAR official at the same time,” said Wanjigi.
Wanjigi warned top party officials they risk killing the party due to lack of transparency in the running of its affairs adding his attempts to seek clarity on the date of presidential nominations have hit a dead end.