Former Raila aide and Kibra MP aspirant has resigned from ODM.
The Nairobi-based lawyer and consultant who worked as Raila Odinga’s strategist in 2007 and 2013 general elections wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on Tuesday seeking to be struck out of ODM membership list.
“My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions and belief no longer has convergence or depict any congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM party; its value –orientation and practices,” Owalo wrote.
“I, therefore, request that you facilitate the instant removal of my name from the ODM party Membership register.”
This comes a day after the Star reported that Owalo is among top strategists that ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi is assembling in his 15-member think tank as he plans to launch his 2022 presidential bid.
“The 15-member think tank includes Eliud Owallo, a management consultant whose firm, Eluid and Associates, has been bagging huge consultancy work in and out of government,” the Star reported on Monday.
Owalo worked as Raila’s presidential campaign manager in 2013, but the two fell out in the run-up to the 2017 polls after contesting the Kibra parliamentary seat. The seat was won by the late ken Okoth.
This also comes after reports that Owalo is among those who will seek to fill the vacancy left by Okoth.
ODM chairman John Mbadi in an interview said the family of Okoth had requested the party for a direct ticket for one of their own. Imran Okoth, who was is the constituency manager and PA is being fronted by the family.