Member of Parlament for Kapseret Oscar Sudi has trashed Raila Odinga’s new demands to the government ahead of a dialogue proposed by William Ruto.
On his Twitter account, Sudi said he was shocked that Raila wanted talks similar to the 2008 National Accord spearheaded by the late former United Nations Secretary-General Koffi Annan after the disputed 2007 presidential election results.
Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers and unga prices to negotiate for a dialogue akin to the 2008 National Accord, the outspoken lawmaker wondered how the issues aforementioned were related to the 2008 National Accord.
Sudi further proposed that the opposition members continue their protests since their demands were ‘unrealistic’.
“I am shocked to hear Raila Odinga desperately seeking talks like the 2008 National Accord using the issues of the price of unga and opening of @IEBCKenya servers. Do these issues even relate? Heri tu mrudi Maandamano nyinyi,” wrote the lawmaker.
Oscar’s remarks came hours after Raila and other Azimio leaders held a presser to address their concerns in response to Ruto’s calls for bipartisan dialogue.
Presidenr Ruto had proposed a bipartisan parliamentary engagement to address Raila’s concerns on the reconstitution of the IEBC. At the time, Raila called off the National protests shortly after Ruto’s address.
While addressing a presser on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Raila asserted that the parliamentary process proposed by the president was not an effective way of addressing the grievances aired by the opposition.
Odinga noted that the faction preferred to have a conversation at the national level through a process similar to the 2008 National Accord.
“It is the resolution of this meeting that a purely parliamentary process may not serve the intended ends. Our suggestion is to have a conversation at the national level through a process akin to the 2008 National Accord,” Raila said.