Raila to battle it out with Joho, Oparanya for 2022 ODM presidential ticket
Published on: April 01, 2021 10:19 (EAT)
ODM leader Raila Odinga will battle for the party’s presidential ticket with his deputies Ali Hassan Joho (Mombasa Governor) and Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega Governor). In a statement, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said the three candidates beat the March 31, 2021 deadline for submission of application. The party’s National Elections Board will now scrutinize the three applications, vet the candidates as required by the ODM elections and nomination rules. Thereafter, an announcement will be made on the next course of action in line with the ODM Constitution. On January 21, 2021 the National Elections Board sent out a notice declaring the commencement of the process of nomination for ODM presidential candidate. Those interested were required to meet the criteria spelt out in both the Constitution of Kenya and ODM Party Constitution and submit their applications not later than February 26, 2021. Following a request by some of the interested candidates, the deadline for submission of application was extended to March 31.