Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi has disclosed that he will dump Orange Democratic Movement if nominations are done unfairly.
The presidential hopeful said that that the party needs to follow its its constitution in the nomination process to ensure fairness.
The billionaire believes that he has enough support across the country, and not just in Mt. Kenya region, to battle with Raila Odinga for the flag bearer position in the 2022 general elections.
“The party constitution says the nominations are done through the delegate system and you cannot abdicate that. Why would I stay in a party that does not follow its own laid down rules? I will not,” he stated on Sunday.
He also said that before leaving the party, he will demand for his contributions.
“I can assure you that the party will have big problems.You cannot just leave like that. We have invested heavily in this party and we must be refunded,” he said.
Wanjigi however said that he will not quit just like that and vowed to put a up a fight to ensure that the party’s rules are followed.
“We love this party, and you know we are not going to walk out like that. We are not!” He remarked.
Wanjigi has been going around the country to popularize his candidature through ODM ticket ahead of the elections slated for August 9, 2022.
A section of ODM members have however deemed his move as rebellion towards the former prime minister.
Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, who also doubles as the deputy party leader, accused Wanjigi of disrespecting party structures and contravening laid down rules and regulations in his quest to occupy the country’s top seat.
Earlier this month, a petition was filed at the Political Parties Tribunal challenging Wanjigi’s candidature.