The ODM party was not aware of last week’s meeting between its Deputy Party Leader Wycliffe Oparanya and Deputy President William Ruto, the party has said.
Oparanya last week met Ruto in Narok, after which he said that he had informed the ODM leader of the meeting, which he said revolved around a possible alliance.
But ODM National Chairman John Mbadi now says the same was not the case, adding that none of its officials has been dispatched to engage in any political talks with any other political formation for now.
The National Assembly Minority Leader has also said that just as the party has said, it will only involve itself in 2022 negotiations after the proposed referendum.
“The ODM party will start serious discussions about alliances with like-minded parties after the BBI process is completed.
For now, the party is intact and does not face any threat of disintegration,” he told The Star on Saturday.
The Suba South parliamentarian added that if there indeed have been political meetings pitting members of the party, then they are private deliberations that have nothing to do with ODM.
“There are no alliance discussions where ODM is involved. If there is any ODM official who has met anyone else that was at a private level. We have not seen signals that the deputy party leader is about to leave ODM,” he is further quoted.
Ruto on Thursday admitted that he has been meeting the Kakamega governor, further admitting that they have been discussing the possibility of working together before, during and after the 2022 polls.
As a result, the governor is now being seen as a man on his way out of ODM, which would seriously after the region’s popularity in the Western Kenya region.