Raila is just like Mo1. He always has to pick the candidate anywhere ODM has a stake from MCA to Governor. Doesn't matter if the people choose him/her, if Rao hasn't rubber stamped it there will be Men in Black shenanigans to make sure that person goes nowhere. That's why he's not comfortable with Obado, the man got huge grassroots support from his years in the union akitetea sugarcane farmers. He doesn't need Odinga patronage and the old man absolutely hates it. Mombasa has been an ODM stronghold for years but the Msambweni thing has shown that the coast is tired of Raos monopolizing. Now if only Western and Nyanza could follow suit, that old bastard would become irrelevant overnight.