ODM official resigns from party citing frustrations

ODM official resigns from party citing frustrations

An Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) official has resigned from the opposition party citing frustrations and lack of appreciation.

Amos Ledaa Olempaka, who was the Secretary in-charge of Humanitarian and Disaster Affairs in ODM’s National Executive Committee (NEC), quit his position on Wednesday.

“I have reached this conclusion due to the fact that I felt my personal and community’s steady and unwavering support to the party has not been appreciated since 2007. The promises made to me and the community have never been fulfilled,” lamented Olempaka, in a letter addressed to the ODM CEO.

Olempaka, who lost in the race for the Baringo South Parliamentary seat on August 8, cited the recent nominations to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) saying the process was discriminatory.

“The recent EALA nomination is a good indication of being unfairly and rudely ignored. This step I am taking is in solidarity with my supporters and community members who have advised me to protest on their behalf,” he added.

In the list of nominees to the regional assembly, the National Super Alliance (NASA) proposed Raila Odinga’s brother Oburu Oginga, Kennedy Musyoka, son to former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, NASA CEO Norman Magaya and Fatuma Ali.