I'll seek re-election on ODM ticket in 2027 – Jalang'o insists

"Unless wanapanga kupoteza hii kiti," he said.

In Summary

• He said the only way he will not use the party is if it plans to lose the Lang'ata parliamentary seat.

• Jalang'o added that he will use the party to also seek higher political positions once he's done working for the people of Lang'ata.

Lang'ata MP Phelix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang'o
Lang'ata MP Phelix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang'o
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Lang'ata MP Phelix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang'o has reiterated that he is in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to stay.

Speaking on Wednesday, Jalang'o insisted that he will still vie for the Lang'ata MP seat in 2027 using the Raila Odinga-led party.

He said the only way he will not use the party is if it plans to lose the Lang'ata parliamentary seat.

Jalang'o added that he will use the party to also seek higher political positions once he's done working for the people of Lang'ata.

"Mimi ni mwana ODM na ni ODM nitatumia hapa unless wanapanga kupoteza hii kiti. Hapa Lang’ata mpaka dakika ya mwisho alafu tukimaliza tunapanda juu," he said.

This loosely translates to, "I am a member of ODM and I will still vie with ODM unless they plan to lose this seat. I'll be here in Lang'ata up to the last minute and once we are done, we'll move higher".

Jalang'o's remarks come against the backdrop of his expulsion by the ODM party following a disciplinary process for associating with President William Ruto.

He was among the five rebel MPs expelled by the party. Others include Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Tom Ojienda (Senator of Kisumu County) and Elisha Odhiambo (Gem).

The five have, however, moved to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal challenging the expulsion.

The PPDT on Tuesday temporarily stopped ODM and the registrar of Political Parties from effecting their expulsion.

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