The Orange Democratic Movement delegates from Nandi county yesterday asked Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey not to defend the party's chairmanship position when national elections are called.
About 150 delegates from the four party branches in the county asked the former Industrialisation minister to leave the seat to Roads minister Franklin Bett "for it as it has become increasingly difficult to market the party, especially now that Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has abandoned it".
Kosgey has taken a low profile but his political confidants say he is still a strong supporter of the party and is operating behind the scenes.
The delegates said: Kosgey has been mishandled by the party and subjected to a lot of mistreatment during his tenure in ODM that he has never witnessed before in his long career in politics that started in 1979."
Speaking during a strategy meeting chaired by a one time prime minister Raila Odinga diehard supporter clr. David Ng'etich who is the ODM vice chairman said majority of the party delegates had resolved to quit the party together with the DPM.
"Nandi is not happy...it had received a raw deal as a result of mechanizations that stem from and within the party hierarchy." Ng'etich said.
Flanked by other party officials Jackson Seurei, David Indiasi, and Samson Murei among others claimed that they would quit the party and join Mudavadi in whichever party.
"ODM has become a big problem as they lack tolerance and frequently refer to whoever they disagree with the PM to be a none reformist...this is dictatorship we cannot stand to witness." Ng'etich said.
The Nandi delegates also asked agriculture minister Dr. Sally Kosgei not to defend her Aldai seat in ODM ticket saying she should join any other political party because she had done well in developments and deserved to be returned back to parliament and not in her (ODM) ticket.
"We don't want to lie to our leaders, ODM party is as hard trying to crash a rock using a club now that most of the pillars have left..it would be a minority party." The delegates said.
Denouncing recent blanket condemnations of GEMA, KAMATUSA and Luhya meetings, Ng'etich said each community had a right to bring their people as a block and should not be condemned.