Jimmy Wanjigi warns ODM against violating its constitution on presidential ticket
Presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi has shown his dissatisfaction towards ODM leader Raila Odinga over his claims that ODM party may move out of democratic ideals in picking the presidential flag-bearer for next year’s general elections.
During a Sunday sermon in Mbeere North, Embu County, Wanjigi said that there is no need to continue adhering to the ODM's constitution if it fails to stick to its ideals.
Speaking at St Peter's ACK cathedral church in Siakago during the laying foundation stone for construction of Green Blue Apartments for ACK Mbeere Diocese mother's union.
Wanjigi further explained that being a life member of ODM, he is conversant with the criteria and methods that can be used by the party to pick the presidential flag bearer.
"I wish to remind Raila that the ODM party constitution lays it out very well in Article 6 that all national officials other than the Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs, Secretary for Women Affairs, Secretary for Youth Affairs, and the Executive Director shall be elected by the National Delegates Conference," he said.
According to the businessman, the ODM constitution also provides the leeway for all National Officials to hold office for a term of five years.
“Where an office is contested by more than one candidate, the vote shall be decided by a simple majority," Wanjigi said.
He further asserted that the party leader has been affirming that the nominations will be free and fair and urged him to affirm his words because he is a democrat insisting that Raila should now leave active politics for fresh blood.