ODM to decide on Kajiado Central candidate Wednesday
26 January 2015, 19:04
Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement ODM will hold nominations for the Kajiado Central by elections Wednesday.
The party announced that all systems were set for the nominations to be held for the set left vacant by the ascension to the cabinet of former MP Joseph Nkaissery.
Secretary General Ababu Namwamba said that the party had made the necessary arrangements to ensure the nomination exercise was free and fair and that it would come up with the best person to do the job for the party.
" We are all set for the nominations and we would like to urge our supporters to come out in large numbers to ensure the process is not just a success but a show of might," he said Monday at Orange House.
Namwamba also called on ODM supporters to back the person who will eventually be chosen to ensure the party retains its seat.
" We have done the government a favour by giving them our man to serve in cabinet. Now I ask the people of Kajiado Central to support us retain the seat we very much deserve," he added.
Namwamba was speaking during the unveiling of former Jubilee Alliance Party man Memusi Kanchori, who announced that he had decamped to ODM over what
he described as a fraudulent nomination process held by Jubilee over the
weekend which saw Moses Tutui named the party's candidate.
Kanchori said that he had decided to go back to ODM, a party he and his supporters feel will represent them better.
I felt led down by the whole process and system. They created an
illusion that the nomination process we a free and fair though it was
not the case," he said.
Kanchori called the nomination a well planned Public Relations process that was perfectly motored by the party bosses.
He was welcomed to ODM by Secretary General Ababu Namwamba in Nairobi Monday.
'' We are very confident of doing well in the by election and retaining our seat and such support is very welcome," he said.
by election will be held on March 17, 2015 and will look to fill the
seat left vacant by the ascension of Joseph Nkaissery to the cabinet.
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