The Star (Nairobi)

10 November 2012

Kenya: Kisii for Raila - ODM Official

South Mugirango ODM sub branch chairman Gideon Moreka yesterday said more than 70 per cent of voters Kisii support Prime Minister Raila Odinga's presidential bid.

Moreka expressed optimism that Odinga will clinch the presidency. He said many of the aspirants for the various seats in Kisii are from ODM.

"Those forming alliances are doing so because Raila is the candidate to beat in the general elections," said Moreka. "The alliances can only strengthen the PM chances of being elected as the fourth president."

He said the nominations will free and fair and losers should back the winners. That they are ready to sacrifice their political ambitions for the sake of the party's strength saying that losers in primaries should be ready to back winners after the exercise the same will be free and fair.

He asked Kenyans to embrace the US who turned n large numbers to elect a leader of their own free of violence. "We need to embrace the US citizens because they turned up in large numbers during the polling period," he added.

The chairman urged the youth not to be bribed in order to vote saying that they should exercise their democratic rights by not being coerced of intimidated by anybody.

"I am urging the Kenyan youth to turn up in big numbers and vote for Raila because he is the only leader who will champion for the full implementation of the new constitution," said the ODM official.

Those ganging up to ensure they lock Odinga out of state house race, Moreka were doing it not because they want truly serve Kenyans but achieve their selfish interests.

"Kenyans should not be hoodwinked by leaders who are out to achieve selfish interests. They should weigh all leaders before they make a decision," he added.

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