ODM denies claims of using BBI to advance 2022 ambitions

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has said it is not using the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as a strategy to advance its 2022 presidential ambitions.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna in a statement said on Tuesday that the party had not yet made a declaration that it will field a candidate for the presidential seat in 2022 saying that ODM only supports BBI to push for a a “stronger nation and corruption-free country”.

“We are not presently concerned with the politics of 2022, when the whistle is sounded we shall come out to boldly state our plan for the nation for purposes of the 2022 Election,” Sifuna said in a statement.

The party also denied claims that it was interested in breaking up the Jubilee party ahead of 2022.

“ODM has no interest in the internal goings-on in the Jubilee party or its ultimate fate. We have our own house to build.”

DP Ruto and his allies have on several occasions accused ODM of hijacking the BBI report to further their political agenda by planning 2022 line-up and starting early campaigns.