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Siaya governorship race is a battle of numbers, says Oduol

Gem and Ugenya have over 60,000 votes and 80,000 votes respectively while Rarieda and Bondo have 50,000 and 60,000 respectively.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 14 Jul 2016 13:07 EAT

William Oduol Denge, the politician who came close to clinching the Siaya governorship in 2013 but fell short on the back of strong ODM support for his opponent, revealed this weekend that he would choose a running mate from either Gem or Ugenya constituencies.

Siaya has six constituencies, but Oduol has determined that he would carry the day if he won in the two constituencies he is targeting and in his native Alego.

Speaking in Ugenya after a meeting with grassroots leaders on Tuesday, Oduol said: “I am looking at Ugenya and Gem for my running mate. This time I will leave nothing to chance. I will harness a strategy of tyranny of numbers against my opponents.”
His opponents for the upcoming election will be Governor Cornell Rasanga, who like Oduol hails from Alego, and current Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo. Former permanent secretary for regional development Carey Orege from Bondo is also in the race.
Gem and Ugenya have over 60,000 votes and 80,000 votes respectively while Rarieda and Bondo have  50,000 and 60,000 respectively

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