As clock ticks towards 2022, political parties are reorganizing themselves in preparation for the general polls. So is ODM that has begun the search for its presidential candidate.
The big question however remains , is Raila the best bet for the Orange party? The dilemma comes at the backdrop of several other politicians within the same outfit expressing their interest in the top seat with Raila staying mum on whether or not he will be vieing.
Among the leaders within the ODM party who are eyeing the same seat include Governors Wyckiffe Oparanya(Kakamega), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia).
All of them will have to battle it out with Mr. Raila to fly the orange flag.Nevertheless , all the leaders that have expressed interest have not demonstrated aggressiveness if campaigns are anything to go by.
To get the ODM party ticket , interested candidates will have to part with a non-refundable ksh 1,000,000.
The party’s secretary general issued a directive to the national elections board to “immediately begin the process of identifying the party’s presidential candidate for purposes of the 2022 election by inviting those interested to express interest” while talking to journalists last week.
Other qualifications include being life members of ODM, Kenyan citizens registered as voters and must also satisfy all qualifications of being elected as a member of parliament.
The party expects to receive applications from interested candidates by 26th of February.
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