Delays experienced as ODM nominations kicks off

BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,BUSIA,13TH APRIL 2017-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)   begun its nominations  late On Thursday  following  what   National Elections Board said was due to mix up  in the delivery of nomination materials   mainly in Teso North and Teso South of Busia county.

The same delay was also seen in Machakos county on the first day of the nominations.

ODM Director of Communications, Philip Etale, has, however, assured the party’s supporters that the hitch has been sorted out and voting will continue as planned in the party’s nominations in Busia, Bungoma and Machakos Counties.

Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong, who is facing stiff rivalry from Funyula Member of Parliament, Paul Otuoma, for the Busia ODM Governor’s ticket had raised worries over the fairness of the ODM nominations due to delayed arrival of voting materials in some polling stations.

Ojaamong has further accused Jubilee Party of funding the campaigns of his opponent to ensure he is not re-elected.

But Otuoma, who was speaking at Bumula Police Station in Butula Constituency, where he had gone to record a statement over leaflets circulating in the county claiming that he has defected to Jubilee Party, has already dismissed the claims.

 

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