Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has admitted for the first time that his party bungled the nominations of candidates during the last elections.
Mr Odinga said the exercise turned chaotic, prompting some strong candidates to decamp from ODM.
He assured party members that he will not allow a repeat of the miscalculation as he vowed not to quit politics.
The Cord leader however regretted that his earlier proposal that party primaries be done one year ahead of the elections was dismissed .
“I had proposed that in order for our party to conduct credible nominations, we do it one year ahead of elections. However, I was overruled and told it would give room to defections,” he added.
The former PM spoke in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County during the laying of the foundation stone of the proposed St Shepris OVC Centre and school.
The centre is being put up by Nominated County Representative Monica Amolo and her family.
The Cord leader also warned the Jubilee government against attempts to drag the country back to the single party era.
He said the conduct by the Jubilee top leadership in which they want to gag the media and control the amount of funds that NGOs receive is a clear testimony of a government that has failed. Mr Odinga further pointed out that recent directive allowing suspects to shoot to kill was ill advised.