John Mbadi, the chairman of the ODM Party, has just declared his readiness to step down as party boss.
Mbadi, who has been at odds with some party members since the completion of the most recent general election, claims that for the past nine years as the ODM chair, he has done his share.
A number of party members have accused the chosen MP of undermining the party leader by failing to show up at demonstrations conducted by the Azimio coalition in Nairobi City.
The only obstacle, according to Mbadi, is the absence of a vice chairperson to transfer the chairmanship to, as his party’s leader Raila Odinga is well aware of his stance on the matter.
Mbadi said he has better ways to address issues that concern the party, but stopped short of saying he won’t attend the rallies.
Mbadi, the party’s chair for the past nine years, says it’s time for new leadership and adds that he will back the chosen candidate.
He claims, however, that he is still a devoted supporter of Raila Odinga and that he is unable to talk against what Raila represents.