ODM extends deadline for presidential candidate applications


ODM extends deadline for presidential candidate applications
ODM party Headquarters at Chungwa House. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has extended the deadline for submission of applications by individuals who wish to be the party’s presidential candidate by one month.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the party’s National Elections Board chairperson Catherine Muyeka Mumma said the deadline has been moved from February 26 to March 31, 2021.

“Further to the notice of the National Elections Board (NEB) of 21st January 2021 calling for the submission of applications by individuals interested in consideration as the ODM Party presidential candidate for the 2022 general elections, this is to extend the deadline for the submission of applications from 26th of February 2021 to 31st March 2021,” reads the statement.

All interested candidates have been directed to obtain application forms from the Party Headquarters at Chungwa House or from the party’s website.

According to the party, anyone interested in the seat should be a Kenyan citizen by birth, a registered voter, be a life member of the ODM Party, be a holder of a degree from a university recognized in Kenya and of high moral standing and integrity.

“Have demonstrable commitment and participation to the Party’s activities and agenda; meet the minimum requirements for Presidential Candidates as set out by the IEBC,” adds the party.

Applicants will be required to submit the relevant documents as well as pay a non-refundable application fee of Ksh.1 million.

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