Video:Oburu Odinga, Oduol disqualified from Siaya gubernatorial race

ODM Gives Direct Nomination to Otieno Okanja for Siaya Governor Seat.The ODM National Elections Board has disqualified Siaya County governor aspirants Oburu Odinga and William Oduol. The nominations dispute arose after tinitial results indicated that Oburu had been defeated, only hours later ODM announced that he had won. Chairman Franklin Bett announced the nullification during a press conference held at a Nairobi hotel on Monday night.

Nairobi, Kenya: Siaya County governor aspirants Oburu Odinga and William Oduol have been ruled out of the contest after the ODM board nullified their nomination results.

A dispute arose after the nominations were conducted as the initial results indicated that Oburu had been defeated, only hours later ODM announced that he had won.

To allow the matter to be dealt with adequately, the party Chairman Franklin Bett on Saturday announced that the dispute was still unresolved, and called for patience from supporters as the board looked into the matter.

Otieno Okanja was thus handed the certificate to run for the seat after Oburu Oginga and William Oduol failed to agree.

Bett announced the nullification during a press conference held at a Nairobi hotel on Monday night.

Other parties are facing similar situation, among them TNA where the results for Kipipiri constituency remain unknown following an announement that Cabinet Minister Amos Kimunya had won. The Constituency returning officer denounced the results saying that at no point did he announce Kimunya the parliamentary winner.

 Source: standardmedia.co.ke

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