The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has maintained that legislators who were punished for their dalliance with the ruling coalition do not have a green light to attend the party delegates meeting slated for Friday.
Migori County branch chairman Philip Makabong’o said Uriri MP Mark Nyamita and his Rongo counterpart Paul Abuor will not be allowed attend the meeting expected to be graced by Party leader Raila Odinga.
According to Mr Makabong’o, both Mr Nyamita and Mr Abuor had not complied with the party resolutions and therefore were not yet part of Friday plans.
On Wednesday, ODM Party cracked a whip on errand legislators, fining both Mr Nyamita and Mr Abuor Sh Sh1million for working with President William Ruto and supporting the Finance Bill 2023.
They were also told to apologize and pay up the fine within sixty days.
“As far as we are concerned they are yet to pay the fine which they termed as lose change and they are yet to apologize,”.Phillip Mr Makabong’o , Migori ODM chairman.
On Friday, Mr Odingaa will be hosted for lunch by Suna West MP Peter Masara ahead of a townhall meeting at Maranatha Hall where he will meet with ODM officials, church leaders and elders.
The Rongo MP and his Uriri counterpart are mulling over their next political move but maintained that they will only comment on the party disciplinary decision after receiving official communication.
“I am yet to get official communication over the disciplinary action, once I receive it I will discuss with my people and comment on my next step.”Uriri MP Mark Nyamita
The legislator downplayed the decision saying upon communication, he will know how the party arrived at the decision.
Similar remarks were also made by Mr Abuor when contacted by Migori News.
By Thursday, the Rongo legislator was said to have been preparing his local supporters to issue a statement over the party decision while Nyamita said he was still considering attending the Friday meeting as he is “still held up in parliament committee meetings to vet NG-CDF board members.”
“I will work on ways to attend if I get time. right now I am in a parliamentary committee meeting and should I finish on time I will make it.”Mark Nyamita