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ODM Seme Aspirants Thwart Party Attempts To Hand Direct Ticket To Incumbent


ODM Party Seme Constituency aspirants on Thursday thwarted attempts by the party officials to hand a direct ticket to the incumbent Dr. James Nyikal.

The aspirants led by Julius MajiMaji questioned the process the party used to conduct the opinion poll that concluded that Nyikal was the most popular candidate in Seme.

“We yesterday stopped an attempt to impose a candidate/ leadership on us. The stage was set to issue a direct ticket based on ‘questionable’ poll results,” said MajiMaji.

“While the polls placed me (Julius Ondijo Owino MajiMaji ) as 2nd to Dr. Nyikal in ratings, I don’t agree that the other worthy contenders did not feature ably. Simply, the poll did not capture the real situation in Seme Constituency and therefore we dismiss it in totality,” he said.

Majimaji instead asked the party officials to give Raila the chance and space to work and mentor young aspirants politically by allowing a democratic process.


According to Majimaji, Nyikal who is 72 years old id fit to serve Seme in a different capacity and not as the MP.

“Seme people feel they need development but on a different trajectory that gives priority to their livelihood especially water, electricity, quality education, food security through agriculture, jobs for our youth, infrastructure, procreation, better working business environment for our mothers & sisters in the markets, enhanced security, teachers & community welfare, church building & support plus other micro concerns,” he said.

The other two ODM Seme aspirants are Haggai Kadiri and Ndolo Aya.

ODM has been handing direct party tickets to some candidates in some areas a move that has sparked protests from the candidates and party followers.