ednesday, March 3, 2021 -Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has responded to Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party boss Raila Odinga’s sentiments over calls for their regional party.
This is happening just a day after the opposition leader advised leaders from the region not to come up with any political party that may separate them from the national table.
Odinga, in his counsel, termed the plan to come up with the Coastal Regional party a threat to the unity of the country what Kingi and his allies have quickly termed as ill-founded remarks.
According to Mr. Odinga, what the leaders from the Coast should be doing is to concentrate on building their Regional Economic Bloc for the good of their people just like other regions have done.
“We want to have national political parties because regional and county parties will only divide the country. It is against the Constitution to form a tribal party and I advise the Coastal Community to remain in national parties,” he said.
But in sharp rejoinder Mr. Kingi on Wednesday March 3 argued that such sentiments from Odinga were meant to derail their plans to be party to the larger conversation that many regions across the country are currently enjoying.
“When ANC and FORD Kenya come together to strengthen their backyard it’s good, when NARC and Wiper come together to strengthen their backyard is also good but when KADU Asili and other Coastal parties come together to consolidate our base we are now threatening the unity of the country. That’s double speak and double standards.” A furious Kingi told off Mr. Raila.
Mr. Kingi reminded Raila that all parties which are registered in Kneya are national parties.