By Brighton Makori .
Kisii Kenya 17 March 2021……..……….A section of The Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) party supporters in Bonchari constituency in Kisii county have protested by accusing the party’s top leaders for delaying to conduct nominations ahead of the May 18 by-election.
Addressing the Media on Tuesday at Kisii led David Ogega who said that alongside his competitors they have paid Nominations fee but so far nothing has been done .
Ogega also claimed that his rivals were camping at the party’s headquarters ( Orange house) canvassing to be given a direct ticket, terming it unacceptable and undemocratic since all of them have paid the nominations fee and if the party wanted to give one of them direct ticket there is no need of them paying nomination fees.
“The party has already vetted three of us [aspirants- John Billy Momanyi, Robert Pavel Oimeke,Ogega] both we paid nomination fee, but now the party has failed to give the program and date for nominations”Said Ogega noting that “ If the party’s leaders wanted to give one of us a direct ticket, it could have done so without us paying the nomination fees and preparing our supporters for the same.
Hower Ogega has said that he was ready to support whoever clinches the ODM ticket so long as the nominations are conducted free, fair and peaceful by appealing to the party leader, Raila Odinga to take charge and intervene to ensure the primaries are conducted well so that the party can win the seat .
The aspirant, who is vying for the fifth time, said the party’s supporters will be divided if the nominations are bungled and an unpopular candidate is given the ticket.
He said if given the ticket, he would complete projects started by the late Oroo and start small ones which could be completed before the next general election.
Other officials have said the county’s ODM leaders have put strategies in place and are waiting for the party’s flag bearer before hitting the ground to campaign for him