Stay away from Nyanza politics, Raila told
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has been asked to stay away from the politics of Luo-Nyanza region to prevent voter apathy during the forthcoming General Election.
Alego/Usonga MP George Muluan Omondi has pleaded with Mr Odinga to allow the people to go to the ODM party nominations and elect leaders of their choice this time round to guarantee 100 per cent voter turnout during the 8th August 2017 General Election.
He observed that there was high voter apathy in 2013 General Election, because most potential voters were not happy with the move by ODM party’s National Elections Board to interfere with the party primaries.
Mr Muluan pleaded with the former prime minister to avoid endorsing candidates for various elective posts, reiterating that it is the main cause of voter apathy.
The MP made the remarks during the presentation of Ksh1.7 million CDF cheque in aid of the construction of a dormitory at Sirinde Mixed Secondary School where he pleaded with the people of Alego/Usonga to ensure they turn out in their numbers and vote during the General Election.
He stated that the Jubilee Government only managed to beat CORD in the 2013 elections due to voter apathy that was witnessed especially in Luo-Nyanza, adding that the people must ensure they come out in their numbers to send President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto home.
Muluan, who was elected on a Wiper Party ticket, took the opportunity to refute claims that he still belongs to Wiper, stating that he currently belongs to ODM.
He stated that Wiper was just a ship through which he jumped to Parliament, reiterating that he will seek re-election through the ODM party but assured his supporters that he will come to them for direction should he be denied a chance in ODM.
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