Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga instructed his party on Wednesday June 30th to implement a new popularization strategy as it prepares for the 2022 general election, which will be held next August.
In a statement by party general secretary Edwin Sifuna, the ODM announced that it would waive membership fees for a period of three months – on the instructions of the party chairman.
Sifuna stated that given the prevailing economic conditions caused by the pandemic, her stakeholders have applied for membership fee waiver.
The statement contained the party’s response to its ordinary membership fee of Ksh100, which is payable upon request.
ODM General Secretary Edwin Sifuna will address the public in Msambweni on October 23, 2020.
“In light of this, Raila Odinga has instructed my office to waive the membership fee for anyone who wishes to join our party in the next three months from July 1, 2021,” said Sifuna.
Sifuna urged her party’s supporters to use the three-month period for membership in order to participate in the party’s basic elections and nomination exercise.
“My office will contact you in due course with further information on the progress of the recruitment campaign,” said Sifuna.
Last week, Raila spoke metaphorically about the 2022 general election, hinting that his team was assembling a heavy machine and urging his people to trust him.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho also received praise from the party leader during the opening of the Cath Lab at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa.
“As you all know, Ali Hassan Joho did very important things in Mombasa. When his term of office comes to an end, I would like to see him move up from the county level to the national level because he is very wise and skillful”, said Raila.
During an interview on Television 47 This happened on Monday June 7th. Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya announced his readiness to give up the fight for the presidential seat if Raila expressed interest in the same position.
“If my party leader is up, I’d rather take on another post than fight him because we’ve worked together since I joined the party in 2005,” he said.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya speaks to the media after the 2020 Board of Governors meeting.