Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) delegates from Mt Kenya region have endorsed businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s presidential to vie for presidency on the party ticket in 2022.
Speaking on Sunday after a two-day retreat at Aberdare Country Club in Nyeri, the delegates from 16 counties in the vote-rich region said that Wanjigi is the right person to fly ODM’s flag in next year’s poll.
“We as delegates from this region state that we will be behind Wanjigi, this is due to the fact that he is the only one who can champion an economic revolution across the county and lead Kenyans to third liberation,” said James Chacha.
According to the delegates, Wanjigi is the only person in the Orange party who has a fresh economic ideas that will lead Kenya to the path of economic recovery.
The delegates also want ODM primaries to be held by December 2021. “We will therefore popularise ODM and Mr Wanjigi simultaneously in all counties. We will paint the mountain orange in our quest for change.”
Wajigi: I’m the change that ODM needs
On his part, Wanjigi said that as a life member of the party he will champion for change “to ensure this county is liberated from the yokes of poverty.”
“I thank these delegates for settling on me. In fact, I believe I represent change which I promise Kenyans, I will not let you down,” he said.
The businessman said that he will ensure all areas in Mt Kenya have party offices for massive recruitment of new members.
“Every time has its own warriors and heroes, it’s time to change this country’s politics, I represent change and that is why am vying for this position.”