Dr. Joyce Osogo, Martin Owino, Adipo Okuome win ODM nominations in Homa Bay
The homestretch of the Orange Democratic
Movement (ODM) party primaries in Homa Bay was rocked with chaos, after a
section of supporters tried to gain entry into the county tallying center at
Homa Bay Boys High School.
Police lobbed tear gas canisters into the hall while shooting in the air to disperse the crowd that had joined the aspirants inside the tallying hall with another swelling crowd trying to access the premises.
The process was momentarily suspended, but later resumed led by the ODM National Elections Board (NEB) Secretary Abdullahi Guliye.
Former Roads CeCM in Kisumu Dr. Joyce Osogo was announced the winner in the Woman Representative position garnering 16,886 votes.
Her fiercest rival, Beatrice Ogolla, who served as a CeCM in Homa Bay, coming second with 15,415 votes, followed by Moline Ngala (11,405), Lavender Akoth Ojala (10,761), Florence Ouma (8,566), and Tabitha Nyadiek (4,364).
Incumbent Adipo Okuome successfully clinched the ODM ticket to defend his Karachuonyo Constituency seat after garnering 4,286 votes, followed by Samwel Ogutu (2,271), Elijah Odondi Kodo (1,103), Leonard Menya Ongonge (601), Paul Otula (484), and Sammy Owino (331).
Ndhiwa MP Martin Owino will also defend his seat at the August polls after securing the party ticket with 5,196 votes, beating out Michael Agwanda (2,233), Dancun Osodo (1,127), John Ouma Ongoro (544), Johnson Oduru (398), Tom Obondo (299), Peter Kojwang’ (140), Cleopas Ojode (37), and Alfred Yambo (27).
One polling center in Ndhiwa however recorded nil results, with the NEB Secretary confirming that the electronic kit was destroyed during a fracas, and therefore no results were posted.
A section of leaders has condemned Thursday’s chaos, calling on the various aspirants and the electorate to practice sobriety as they work towards securing votes to propel the presidential bid of party leader Raila Odinga.
The elections were conducted for the positions of MCA, Woman Representative, and two Parliamentary seats.
Gladys Wanga and Moses Kajwang were previously handed direct tickets for the gubernatorial and senatorial positions respectively, with the party opting for consensus-building in the remaining six constituencies.
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