Mombasa ODM party Chairman Mohammed Hamid Khamis has called on women and the youth in the region to register as voters.
Khamis said by registering in large numbers the women will have a direct say in determining their future by electing leaders of their choice.
His sentiments come as the IEBC undertakes a mass voter registration exercise targeting at least 6 million new voters countrywide.
The county party Chairperson encouraged the women to go for elective positions other than the Women Representative’s seat saying ODM is still the strongest party in the Coastal region.
He said women and the youth are the majority and the only way to ensure the leaders of their choice get elected in the coming 2022 general election is by registering as a voters.
He said ODM die-hards should find the heart to accommodate ‘party hoppers’ saying they should all work towards the success of the party in the region.
At the same time, Khamis assured party supporters that ODM Party nominations will be free, fair, and credible.
“I want to assure our members of free and fair party elections in next year’s party polls” he said, adding that the party does not have preferred candidates in all the elective positions.
He said the party does not have preferred candidates for governors, senators, MPs and MCAs positions noting that the final decision will be made by the people at the ballot.
Khamis said as far as they are concerned, party leader Raila Odinga is their preferred presidential candidate ahead of the 2022 polls.
Speaking during a party meeting with Nyi luo ODM members at Tononoka Social Hall in Mvita constituency, Mombasa county, the ODM party county boss said what is happening in social media about aspirants is not the official party stand.
He insisted no party member has come forward to register their interest to vie for elective posts ahead of the polls.
“Let me urge those interested to vie for elective seats in next year’s polls to register their political ambition with the branch office,” he pointed out.
He asked women to come out and play roles in politics and seek leadership positions.