The ODM National Elections Board has ordered politicians in Kisumu to stop individual campaigns and rallies and instead rally people to register as voters.
ODM Elections Board Chairperson Catherine Muma says the rallies should stop until Kisumu attains 90 percent in the targeted voter registration exercise.
“ODM chair take note, don’t allow any rally to take place till we attain the required number. Aspirants, if you want to organize your rally then you have to assist us first,” Ordered Muma.
So far Kisumu has only managed to register 17,000 voters out of the targeted 103,000 voters.
According to Muma this only translates to 11 percent.
Muma has advised the aspirants to use the existing grassroot ODM polling station structure to mobilize the voters.
“ODM has a structure which is more rooted within the community than the provincial administration. They have a sub location but ODM has polling stations where we have 77 officials in each polling station. Do you know why we have the structure? Let us use it for voters registration and voter mobilization,” she said.
Meanwhile she has also dispelled rumours being peddled by some candidates that they already have tickets.
“I don’t want to say anything about elections, but what I want you to take home is that the elections will be free and fair. Secondly, none of you is my appointee for the NEB so none of you has permission to speak about the elections on who will get a ticket,” she said.
Commissioner Ms. Catherine Muma was accompanied by the party Executive Director Dr. Oduor Ogwen, Hon Tuju in their Luo Nyanza tour for a consultative meeting with aspiring leaders.
By Jacob Oluoch
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