Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero urged all ODM Party aspirants to support each other even after the primaries so as to strengthen the party. “I assure you that the primaries shall be free and fare and let’s support each other and accept the results as they come,” said Kidero. In a meeting with County aspirants at the Nyayo Gymnasium in Nairobi, Kidero warned those who intend to cause chaos during the exercise and reminded them that stern action shall be taken them. He urged party members to stay committed to the party, “Let’s stay committed to the party and not run away after the primaries,” Kidero said.
He said that the other Nairobi aspirants from other parties don’t have any agenda for the residents of Nairobi, and he should be given another chance to improve the living standards of the County residents.
ODM Party official Paul Olando has insisted that only registered members of the party will be allowed to take part in the nomination process. He said the party register will be used during primaries as required by the law. “Only those members who are genuinely registered will be allowed to participate in the primaries, we cannot go against our constitution,” said Mr Olando.
He said that the IEBC polling stations shall be used during the exercise and urged all aspirants not to engage in violent actions, citing that this may lead to the accused being denied a certificate by the board.