A Siaya county governor aspirant says electing a non-ODM candidate would be an affront to Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Cornel Rasanga and his deputy Ouma Onyango said only leaders elected in ODM may be trusted to work with Raila in case he forms the next government.
They said it would be a shame if Siaya County voters elect the first governor from parties that are rivals to ODM. "It will be an insult to the PM if this sensitive position is entrusted to persons from different parties and especially where Raila traces his roots," said Amoth.
Rasanga and Onyango were referring to William Oduol who is vying for the position on a National Agenda Party of Kenya ticket after ditching ODM following disputed nomination results.
Rasanga said wealthy individuals were funding candidates in Siaya to ensure ODM loses key positions and asked voters to vote for the orange party.
They were speaking yesterday at Rasanga's Segere rural home in Siaya town where they met the county's opinion leaders after presenting nomination papers to IEBC.
Rasanga pledged to engage in an aggressive campaign across the county, while Oduol vowed to back Raila's presidency quest.
"I do not have grudges with Raila and I promise to campaign for his presidential bid," said Oduol.