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ODM fires Nanok as it unveils 2022 poll plan

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ODM fires Nanok as it unveils 2022 poll plan

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The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has released its political roadmap, highlighting activities that will take place ahead of the 2022 elections.

The roadmap was released yesterday by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna after a two-day National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that was attended by party leader Raila Odinga.
In the plan, some of the key activities of 2019 are immediate commencement of a massive, countrywide membership recruitment exercise that will end on December 31, reconstitution of the NEC and the party disciplinary committee and holding party grassroots elections early next year.
Sifuna announced the removal of Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok as the party vice chairman and member of the NEC for allegedly abdicating his responsibilities.

Replaced
Nanok, who a few weeks ago announced that he was supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid, has been replaced by Loima MP Jeremiah Lomorukai.
“This decision by the NEC will be presented to the National Governing Council of the party for ratification. We have had gaps and we believe we have people ready to work with us,” Sifuna said in a statement released at the end of the retreat in Nakuru County.
Raila did not address the media but it is understood he endorsed the decision of the NEC.
The NEC resolutions were arrived at after an internal audit indicated the outfit could collapse in the absence of Raila.

Sifuna acknowledged that there were challenges, “just as all political parties have issues”, especially in the party primaries and nomination of MPs and MCAs.
He said the NEC has adopted a four-pronged approach to ensure free, fair and credible party primaries and nomination of members.
“On party primaries, we resolved that the party shall employ universal suffrage, electoral colleges, consensus and direct tickets backed by a scientific process, as the four ways of identifying candidates at each election,” Sifuna said.
The party plans to reorganise its National Elections Board (NEB) and ensure sufficient resources are allocated to enhance its capacity to deliver free and credible party elections.
The party resolved that the final party list for elected MCAs and MPs once generated shall be submitted to the NEC for ratification.

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Source :www.standardmedia.co.ke

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UDA Asks Party Coordinators Eyeing Elective Posts To Resign

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UDA Asks Party Coordinators Eyeing Elective Posts To Resign

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has directed its coordinators at the grassroots seeking elective positions to resign and allow others to serve.

The Deputy President William Ruto’s party, through a notice today, called on its county, constituency, ward and polling centre coordinators seeking to contest in the upcoming August General Election to step down in favour of non-aspirants who wish to serve the party.

“Following communication on the expansion of UDA grassroots coordination team; the United Democratic Alliance hereby gives notice to all our county, constituency, ward and polling centre coordinators intending to contest for any elective position to relinquish their current party positions to give way for non-aspirants to serve,” stated party Secretary General Veronica Maina.

“This notice takes effect from January 18, 2022. We appreciate your contributions thus far, hope to engage more in the near future and wish you all the best in your political aspirations,” read the notice.

The development comes at a time when the party is implementing key changes as it revamps ahead of the vigorous campaign season with less than seven months to the polls.

Last month, the party announced changes to its national leadership that saw a reshuffle of the top brass and appointment of new officials.

It also comes at a time when the party is seeking to stem continued disruption of its rallies in what it has termed “state sponsored violence”.

On Tuesday, UDA accused the government of failing to act against perpetrators of campaign violence.

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UDA Unveils Members Of Ruto’s Presidential Campaign Team

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UDA Unveils Members Of Ruto’s Presidential Campaign Team

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has made public the list of officials who will drive Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential campaign.

The officials will also run the affairs of UDA.

Yesterday, the DP chaired the inaugural National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Karen, Nairobi.

Omingo Magara is UDA’s new national treasurer, replacing Eddah Jebet. Karisa Munyika is the national organising secretary, taking over from Anthony Otieno Ombok.

UDA also picked Seth Panyako as the deputy chairperson, Programmes and Nicholas Marete as the deputy chairperson Strategy.

Kirwa Rono will serve as the deputy chairperson in charge of Operations while Mohamed Sahal replaces Ruth Ondicho as the deputy secretary general, Operations.

Former ANC strategist Eliud Owalo was appointed deputy secretary general in charge of Strategy while Daniel ole Sambu will serve as deputy secretary general in charge of Programmes.

The position of deputy national treasurer in charge of Programmes went to Kanake Mugo who replaced Lily Nyawira.

Mary Emaase was appointed the deputy national treasurer, Policy and Strategy and Rotich Kipkemoi Deputy national treasurer in charge of Operations.

Jamhuri Warda replaces Mohammed Ishmael as deputy national organising secretary in charge of Operations.

The position of deputy national organising secretary in charge of Strategy went to Charles Wanjala while Halima Omar will be in charge of Programmes.

Edward Muriu takes over from Melisa Ngania as UDA Secretary for Legal Affairs.

Others are secretary for MSMEs, Trade and Industrialisation Ndii Mbuba, Secretary for Labour and Social Services Ngacha Githinji and Secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban Planning Shako Wasambo.

“I can confirm that we held our inaugural NEC meeting yesterday under the leadership of the deputy president. This now opens the door for the setting up of the elections board,” said the source.

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