Big guns eye top positions in ODM polls
07 January 2014, 18:30
Nairobi - Paul Otuoma and Kenneth Marende will vie for the chairmanship of the Orange Democratic Movement ODM in the elections slated for February.
Marende has indicated that he will vie for the chairman’s position, to replace Henry Kosgey, who is not expected to run for any post in the polls.
Otuoma will battle him for the second place in the party's chain of command.
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, will vie for the vice-chairmanship, a position that has attracted the most interest, with fellow governor Josephat Nanok, nominated Senators Janet Ong’era and Dalmas Otieno and Mp's Manson Nyamweya, Adan Keynan and Milly Odhiambo also in the race.
They will seek to replace Ramadhan Kajembe, former assistant minister Margaret Wanjiru and Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro.
Former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa and MPs Junet Mohammed and Opiyo Wandai have expressed interest in the Organising Secretary position.
Ongoro will vie for the powerful secretary-general’s post, as will Suba MP John Mbadi, Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba and Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura.
Anyang Nyongo is the incumbent in this case and is yet to declare whether he will vie for his post.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho will defend the organising secretary’s post with Bomachoge Chache MP Simon Ogari battling it out for the party treasurer's post with Kitutu Masaba's Timothy Bosire.
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