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Odinga's deputy dares NASA bosses

Curtis Otieno
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Kakamega Governor and ODM deputy party boss Wycliffe Oparanya in a past event. He has dared ANC, Wiper and Ford Kenya parties to desert ODM. (Photo/Tuko)

Kakamega Governor and Orange Democratic Party (ODM) deputy leader Wycliffe Oparanya has been the latest politician to laud the recent truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition supremo Raila Odinga.

Speaking in a press briefing, after the party Parliamentary Group meeting at the Orange House in Nairobi Tuesday, Oparanya said that the party has no regrets with regards to the move.

Coming at a time when the remaining National Super Alliance (NASA) member parties have already questioned the move, claiming that they were not consulted, Oparanya said that it is up to them to either support or reject the development.

"Its up to them to either support or reject the move by ODM and Raila Odinga. They have the freedom," said Oparanya.

This comes amid speculations that the new unfolding could further weaken the 4-party alliance, which is already standing on shaky grounds as a result of a series of internal disagreements.

According to Oparanya, however, ODM is committed to keeping its part of the deal, maintaining that Wiper Democratic Party (WDM), Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya's exit will have no impact on the party's progress should they decide so.

"I don't think their exit would have any impact on our operations," he added.

The alliance is yet to make its final decision on the matter with the conclusion set to follow a series of meetings within individual parties.

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