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August 19, 2018

MP Dori drops ODM post and backs Ruto

 Deputy president William Ruto with Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori in Kwale county on June 10,2018.Photo DPPS
Deputy president William Ruto with Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori in Kwale county on June 10,2018.Photo DPPS

Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori has resigned as ODM deputy national organising secretary. 

In a letter in our possession, MP Dori, however assured the party that remains loyal to leader Raila Odinga.

The ODM Executive director Oduor OMG'wen via a social media post in Kwale county political forum said that MP Doris has already tendered his resignation as Deputy National Organising Secretary.

He added that, as a member of the National Assembly on ODM ticket, he’s bound by the Code of Conduct he signed when applying for the Party ticket.

On Monday,  however, the legislator publicly declared his support for DP William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.  

“I have been in opposition for over 20 years but still my constituency benefited from construction of at least 10 roads. A friend in need is a friend in deed. There is no need to waste time but support Ruto, “ he said. 

This angered some ODM leaders. Kwale ODM chairman Nicholas Zani proposed that there be disciplinary measures within the party to ensure elected leaders don’t take the electorate’s trust for granted.

“Voters feel so much insulted by leaders who claim to be loyal to the party but take advantage of the handshake to campaign for Ruto, “ he said. 

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