Orange Democratic Party presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi says that he is due to launch a member recruitment drive in Nairobi and Mt Kenya to boost the party’s national appeal ahead of the primaries that will arrive at a 2022 flag-bearer.
Wanjigi told ODM grassroots leaders and Elders in Embakasi during a campaign meeting that he would also popularize the Orange throughout the country in his bid to win the party primaries and the presidential race next year.
“I will be driving membership recruitment in Nairobi and Mt Kenya. I will take the Orange colour to the mountain. Do not reject those votes,” said Wanjigi. “ODM is a national party. This is the national appeal that we need for this country and that’s why I want to run on this ticket.”
Wanjigi says that the national economy needs a bold economic re-engineering in order for Kenyans to truly enjoy a level of life where they can comfortably feed their families, access quality healthcare and education. “The country went through the First Liberation when our forefathers fought for independence.
The Second Liberation was caused by the incremental erosion of our rights and freedoms. These are now guaranteed in the 2010 Constitution. My sojourn around the country shows us that we as a nation are ripe for an economic revolution. I come to seek your support for the presidency so that we can make this revolution a reality,” said Wanjigi.
Wanjigi is a businessman whose political activity was thrown into the limelight at the height of the NASA and Jubilee contest for power in the 2017 General Election. He supported Jubilee in the 2013 election before falling out with the leadership and joining the opposition where he has been playing a key role as ODM leader Raila Odinga’s confidant and strategist.