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ODM Party drops direct nomination for aspirants

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[ODM Leader Raila Odinga. Photo/courtesy].

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will hold its party primaries between April, 1 and April 21, 2022.

The ODM’s National Elections Board (NEB) Chairperson Catherine Muma says the party will conduct its nominations through universal suffrage with registered party members allowed to participate in their respective electoral areas.

The announcement contradicts the first position where the party said it would hand direct tickets based on aspirants’ performance in opinion polls commissioned by the political party.

According to the released schedule, the party primaries will be conducted in various counties, the party already received eligible candidates seeking elective seats.

Nakuru and Turkana counties will open the exercise on April, 1 followed by Narok and Kajiado on April 2, Kilifi and Tana River on April 4.

On April 5, the party’s NEB will be in Taita Taveta and Kwale, Mombasa on April 6, as well as Kisii and Nyamira on April 7.

The exercise will be concluded in Nairobi on April 21.

Muma said vetting of the applications for various elective positions is almost being concluded and official announcement of the aspirants will be posted on the official party’s Website.