ODM to devolve issuance of nomination certificates
21 July 2016, 16:44
Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement party will devolve issuance of nomination certificates to aspirants vying on its ticket in the run up to 2017.
Party acting secretary general Agnes Zani said there will no longer be cases of people rushing to Nairobi’s Orange House to collect certificates yet they have lost on the ground.
“In the past, there have been cases of people rushing to Nairobi and coming back with a nomination certificate through the back door. That will be a thing of the past in the forthcoming nomination exercise,” said Zani.
She added, “We are ready and out to give our people the social democracy that our party stands for.”
Senator Zani addressed delegates during the week-long series of meetings in Western Kenya by ODM party leader Raila Odinga and other leaders.
She said this time round, the officials at grassroots level will be empowered to give certificates to qualified aspirants who have the backing of the people.
She said the intention of the party is to reach out to at least all polling stations in the country, where they will be able to sell the party’s values.
The ODM team opened offices at Sabatia constituency, and Ekwanda in Luanda constituency where Mr Odinga noted they will be vital in keeping locals abreast with developments in the party.
Zani further dismissed the recent exit of officials and other members from the party saying exit of one person cannot shake it because there are still many Kenyans who have faith in ODM and will do everything to protect it.
Party chair John Mbadi after the rigorous five-day tour of the region, they will come again to open offices in every sub county.
“As a party we have our supporters at heart and will do everything to satisfy their needs,” he said.
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