The ODM has announced that they will not conduct nominations in Mt Kenya region through the ballot. The party regional election coordinator Peter Kuguru said aspirants for various political posts on the party ticket agreed conduct the nominations through consensus.
"We will not conduct any polls in Mt Kenya region during the nominations as expected since the delegates and the candidates have agreed among themselves on who will run for the posts," he said.
Kuguru said the aspirants and the party delegates held meetings and agreed on who to pick to fly ODM flag in various elective positions in the March 4.
He said the party did not issue direct nominations to any candidate in the region but only announced the winners after the consensus. "We had many candidates who had applied for the party nomination but we asked the aspirants and the party delegates to choose the best without going to the polls," he said.
Kuguru said the party vetted the candidates who were nominated. He said there were also no joint nominations for Cord Alliance in the region. He said all the parties in the alliance were nominating their candidates individually for all the elective positions.
"We never held joint nominations for the Cord alliance as the parties in the alliance requested to be allowed to nominate candidates who would vie for the March 4 polls with their party tickets," he said
Kuguru said the alliance will however jointly nominate the presidential candidate who will carry the coalition flag. Kuguru added that the party will field candidates for all the elective seats in every county in the region.
"We have candidates for governor, senator and Mps in every county and they will fight it out with other candidates from other parties come March 4 election," he added.
However by the time of filing the story the official had not revealed the names of the candidates who have been given the party ticket for various positions.
The officials at the same time dismissed notion that TNA party was the most popular in the region adding that this was just a perception created to scare away other parties intending to field candidates in the area.
He said ODM enjoys notable support in the area expressing confidence that the party will clinch majority of seats in the region in the polls.