North Rift and Nyanza ODM delegates want Raila to call for party elections urgently
Written by Phanice Kemei
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Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been asked to order for Orange Democratic Movement (OODM) party elections before the next general elections.
The call was made by a group of party delegates from North Rift and Nyanza regions who advised the PM who is also the party leader to move with speed and order for the election to inject in new blood into the party.
Addressing the press in Eldoret town, the delegates pointed out that the delay to call for the party polls by the top decision making organ was not going down well for its supporters across the country.
Led by the party’s Uasin Gishu County youth leader Richard Kemboi and an aspirant for Siaya County Governor seat Julius Okinda, the delegates said the delay to hold the party elections from the grass root to the national level was detrimental to its popularity on the ground.
They said that only members of the party from the 47 counties should be given the mandate to elect leaders of their choice to run and manage its affairs ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Okinda took issue with a section of the party’s top officials of doing little as ODM’s popularity deteriorates in the regions which it used to enjoy a lot of goodwill and support during the last elections.