ODM denies making changes in its Kakamega leadership

Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has dismissed reports of replacing its officials in Kakamega County.

In a statement, the party noted that it has received reports alleging that there have been leadership changes in the county.

ODM termed the reports as misleading, stating that no election or replacement of officials will take place without the express approval of the National Elections Board as guided by law. 

The party further clarified that changes in the party leadership are subject to a party election, which will take place later this year.

“Should any party official wish to resign or relinquish their position, they are advised to follow the laid down procedure by formally writing to the NEB who will then, pursuant to the Party’s Election and Nomination Rules advise on how the position(s) should be filled,” read part of the statement.

National Elections Board Chairperson Catherine Mumma also reminded party members and the general public that the Party’s National Delegates Convention held on February 26, 2022, passed a resolution to defer the Party’s grassroots elections to a yet-to-be-fixed date later this year.

She said the officials were arrived at through the harmonization process are validly in office until elections are held. 

” In the meantime, the NEB advises those intending to vie for any party position to start acquainting themselves with rules that govern the grassroots elections pending the announcement of the date of elections,” Mumma said. 

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