November 23rd 2017

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ODM calls off Nakuru vote after key aspirants miss from ballot papers

Mr Ogada, however, called on his supporters to remain calm and expressed confidence that the party headquarters will sort out the mess. He said that he was the first aspirant from Nakuru to pay the nomination fees and wondered how his name was missing from the ballot papers.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comTuesday, 18 Apr 2017 12:19 EAT

Mr Ogada addressing his supporters after the nomination exercise was called off. (Photo: Jackson Okata/Kenya Free Press).

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) primaries in Nakuru County have been put off indefinetly after names of two parliamentary aspirants were found missing on the ballot papers. There was confusion in most polling stations after supporters of Erick Ogada and Lukas Ogeti found names of their aspirants missing on the ballot papers.

Party officials were forced to call for an urgent crisis meeting to deliberate on the way forward after the two aspirants insisted that their names must be on the ballot. Attempts to have the missing names written using a biro pen were rejected by both aspirants. After consultations with the head office in Nairobi, it was agreed that the exercise be called off until further notice.

Mr Ogada, however, called on his supporters to remain calm and expressed confidence that the party headquarters will sort out the mess. He said that he was the first aspirant from Nakuru to pay the nomination fees and wondered how his name was missing from the ballot papers.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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