An Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) official has revealed a couple of strategies that the party plans to use ahead of the 2022 general election.
According to The Standard , the party official stated that there are plans to use a new political outfit that will bring together the ODM leader, Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of 2022 elections.
The official also stated that the party will have rallies to advocate for the support of the referendum as they prepare for the alliance with the president.
“The main agenda of these rallies is to prepare our people for a political alliance between Uhuru and Raila. We are also preparing the ground for our people to support a referendum that will take place before the next elections,” the official cited.
The other strategy is to ensure that MPs from various parties accompany Jubilee legislators in nationwide meetings so as to rally support for the expected political alliance.
The plan, according to the senior official who did not want his name revealed, would see the Head of State back Odinga for the presidency in 2022.
It is also alleged that Raila has instructed Nyanza MPs to support his cause of referendum and the political alliance with the president.
The ODM lawmakers are set to tour Suna West in Migori, Ugunja in Siaya, Kisumu East, Muhoroni and Homa Bay Town in the coming weeks in support of the two leaders.
Over the weekend, two rallies were held in Nyatike and Siaya in which the opposition leader was in attendance.
In the past, both President Uhuru and the opposition leader have claimed that the handshake is meant to unite the country and not aligned with the 2022 elections.