He ascribed his disappointments in ODM to his enthusiasm of getting to be gathering secretary general, saying he was set apart as an undesirable competitor by a segment of individuals encompassing Mr Odinga.
“After consulting the Banyala elders who advised me to resign and ditch the party, and from your decision as the electorate of Budalang’i and former ODM delegates, I am giving in to your wish of resigning as the party secretary general,” he said after a meeting of party delegates and elders from his
“Before I vied for this position, I consulted my friend Raila Odinga and asked him if he thought I could make a good secretary general. He looked me in the eye and told me I am the best person in the party to succeed Prof Anyang Nyong’o. He told me ‘to go for it general’,” stayed Hon. Mr Ababu.