ODM forms names new structure in readiness for 2017 elections
10 June 2015, 18:24
Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement ODM has released a new structure as it prepares for the 2017 General Elections.
ODM has moved to restructure party organs and the nomination rules ahead of 2017 general elections, which in the new structure unveiled Wednesday by ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong'wen will ensure that the party is in great shape ahead of the polls.
The highest decision-making organ will be the National Delegates Convention NDC.
"The second tier will be the County Party office whose highest decision making organ shall be the County Delegates Conference," Ong’wen said at Orange House Nairobi.
ODM's basic unit shall be the Polling Station where members shall elect the Polling Station Steering Committee (PSSC).
Above the Polling Station, there shall be the Sub-Branch at the Ward Level which will be managed and coordinated by the Sub-Branch Executive Committee (SBEC).
The changes are in line with the recommendations of the Fred Adhuok led disciplinary committee that was charged with the responsibility of looking at the loopholes in the secretariat and the management of the party.
Also according to the new structure, the ODM Branch, managed by the Branch Executive Committee BEC shall be at the Sub-County or Constituency level with all branches being linked directly with the National Executive Council NEC through the National Secretariat.
At the County level, the branches shall hold an annual County Delegates Conference which shall among other agenda, elect a County Coordinating Committee CEC.
Ong'wen says that the changes will firm up the challenge the party can offer in the upcoming elections.
" These changes will help the party position itself in the right manner ahead of what is a pivotal 2 years as we look forward to the elections," he added.
The changes come just a few months after the club announced a new leadership structure whose aim was to squeeze as many top officials into the party's leadership ranks in-order to ensure unity.
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