Kisumu Senator Prof Peter Anyang Nyong’o/FILE
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL 2017-It is now official that Kisumu Senator Prof Peter Anyang Nyong’o will fly ODM party’s ticket in Kisumu Gubernatorial race after the party ’s National Elections Board (NEB) has upheld the controversial nomination . NEB Chairperson Judith Pareno confirmed Ny’ongo’s win, despite protests from the incumbent governor Jack Ranguma and Dr. Hezron MC’obewa, who claim that the Wednesday nominations were marred with massive irregularities and the list of victors announced by the county returning officer Ken Okong’o was predetermined.
The elections board also upheld the nomination of Siaya governor Cornel Rasanga, triumph was contested by Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo.
On the other hand Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo’s fate seems to have been sealed , after the elections board confirmed that he had been defeated by his arch rival Elisha Odhiambo in the battle for the Orange ticket.
In Kisumu, prof Nyong’o managed to garner 164, 110 votes in ODM party primaries against Ranguma’s 96, 480 votes; whereas Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga amassed 143,446 votes in the nominations against Gumbo, who managed to get 87,467 votes.