Party Leader RailaOdinga acknowledges cheers by ODM National Delegates/UPESINEWS
BY NAMULONGO PETER /KORIR JUMA,5TH MAY 2017-The orange Democratic Movement ODM delegates on Friday 5TH May 2017 endorsed its leader Raila Odinga as presidential candidate .This is in accordance to the political parties act which stipulates that a party under a coalition must endorse its own presidential candidate.This also follows the move by the National Super Alliance NASA to name Raila as its presidential candidate.Security was been beefed up at the Moi International sports Ctentre, Kasarani the venue for the meeting which brought together close to 3,000 delegates .
1,000 observers from the National Super Alliance affiliate parties and members of civil societies are also expected at the event.
speaking after his endorsement Raila Promised ODM delegates that after they win the elections in August their main agenda will be to tackle three main issues:High cost of living,Corruption,tribalism.He said that for along time the country has been marginalized with only a few regions enjoying the country’s resources a subject he promised that NASA government will solve amicably.
Delegates holds placards during the meeting/UPESINEWS
Odinga Further pledged to work together with the rest of the principals in the NASA coalition in moving the Kenyan agenda forward.Raila who recalled how the journey of delivering this country has been challenging,he said that NASA presidency will tackle politics of deceit,tribalism, greed and conspiracy. He insisted that NASA will not allow stealing of votes in the August 8th elections.
He further urged the Delegates to go out and mobilize the 10 million voters to come out and vote during the elections day.
MOMBASA GOVERNOR HASSAN JOHO
Speaking at the same venue Mombasa Governor HASSAN JOHO called upon all Kenyans despite of their tribal background not to gamble with their votes this time round and vote wisely and vote in NASA government.Joho said that despite central region and the rift valley having produced the main leaders in the country president Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto the regions still lag behind development wise.
Governor Hassan Joho and NASA principals Kalonzo Musyoka,Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi at the National Delegates Conference at the Kasarani/UPESINEWS
On his party ODM chairman John Mbadi insisted that NASA coalition will not allow the law to be changed to allow re-tallying of votes once they are confirmed at the poling stations within the constituencies.
Mbadi says the NASA supporters will guard their votes and said as ODM they will want results announced at the constituency level be recognizes as official results.
The independent Electoral and boundaries commission has gone to court seeking an order preventing the results counted at constituency level recognized as official results.