ODM Opens Room for More Presidential Candidates

  • ODM Leader Raila Odinga with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho
    ODM Leader Raila Odinga with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho
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  • The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) on Thursday, February 25, issued a notice on the extension of the deadline for the party's presidential applications.

    The extension works in favor of all the interested candidates who would have been locked out by the initial deadline which was to end on February 26, 2021.

    In reference to a notice given on January 21, 2021 by the National Elections Board (NEB), the party had called for submission of applications by individuals who wished to vie for presidential candidacy using the party's ticket in the 2022 general elections.

    Catherine Mumma during her election as the National Elections Board chairperson in August 11, 2020
    Catherine Mumma during her election as the National Elections Board chairperson in August 11, 2020
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    National Elections Board Chair, Catherine Muyeka Mumma has extended the deadline to March 31, 2021. The party has requested all the candidates to present applications as advised.

    Mumma stated that a qualified applicant must be a Kenyan citizen, a registered voter, hold a degree from a university recognized in Kenya, and be a person of high moral standing and integrity.

    In January 2021, the party unveiled new rules requiring individuals interested in the Presidential candidature to pay a non-refundable fee of Ksh1 million to its bank account and the applicant to tender the payment evidence to the party’s headquarters.

    Candidates will also be required to meet the minimum requirements set by IEBC for presidential candidates. Application forms can be downloaded from the party's website or obtained from the Party's headquarters at Chungwa house, Loiyangalani Drive within Lavington.

    ODM Deputy Party Leader Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (center) issues nomination certificates to party candidates on January 6, 2021.
    ODM Deputy Party Leader Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (center) issues nomination certificates to party candidates on January 6, 2021.
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