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Cord leader Raila Odinga at a meeting with Nairobi ODM aspirants at Nyayo Stadium on January 17, 2017. PHOTO/UPESI NEWS
By UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN,2017-Cord leader Raila Odinga has asked Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) aspirants in Nairobi to be smart in their strategy if they want to outdo Jubilee in capital.
Mr Odinga urged the aspirants not to blindly mobilise their supporters but map out the party’s strongholds in the city.
He said there are “safe seats” in the city where the opposition party is assured of winning and urged supporters to register in large numbers in those areas.
“There are some areas like Roysambu, Starehe and Kasarani. We cannot win seats there. So we need to be smart. Instead of taking people to register as voters there, take them to swing areas like Makadara,” he said.
The ODM leader told his supporters to register in large numbers in areas where they are assured of clinching seats.
Mr Odinga made the remarks Tuesday when he addressed ODM aspirants in Nairobi County.
He reiterated that the current voter registration will determine the presidential winner in the August elections.
He said they need to plan wisely in order to clinch other seats, saying the party has many supporters in Nairobi.