For sometime now, a number of politicians have been using Raila Odinga’s name to get Political mileage. This is a group of politicians who never perform while in office only to come back during the electioneering period to ask people to vote for them simply because they are loyal to Raila Odinga.
Well, such politicians now have their days numbered following a warning from Raila’s wife, Mama Ida Odinga.
Ida has warned Politicians who use Raila’s name to get votes that they risked being thrown into the cold come 2022.
She has cautioned Politicians against using the Odinga family name to make major political statements.
According to Ida, the Odinga family will not impose any leader on the electorate and it will be upon the people to decide.
She said that the recent happenings in Kibra are a clear indication that her family will not and does not want to be involved in Political dealings that will have an impact on who people vote for in the various electoral positions.
“Those in leadership and are still hoping to seek higher positions or get re-elected must not bank their hopes on us to endorse them but should see to it that the services they are currently delivering have great impact on the electorate, who shall consider their next bids through voting,” she said.
“The era of endorsing non-performing politicians to take up leadership (posts) against wishes of the electorate is over. Anybody interested in senator, governor, MP, women rep or MCA seats must implement services that interest voters for their verdict at the ballot box will be final,” she added.
Ida was speaking in Ugunga during the homecoming of nominated MCA Andrew Omwende at Asango Primary School.
She stressed that the ODM Party was being overtaken by the Spirit of Democracy and as such it is the people on the ground who will have the last say.
Ida made these sentiments after calls were made for her to endorse Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi for the Siaya Governor’s Position come 2022.
Wandayi is expected to battle for the ODM ticket with Senate Minority leader James Orengo and former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo.