ODM extends deadline for party’s presidential applications

Written By: Claire Wanja

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The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)has extended the deadline for the submission of presidential applications from 26th February to 31st March 2021.

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The party National Elections Board (NEB) chairperson Catherine Muyeka Mumma says all interested candidates are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed manner.

“Further to the notice of the National Elections Board (NEB) of 21st January 2021 calling for the submission of applications by individuals interested in consideration as the ODM Party presidential candidate for the 2022 general elections, this is to extend the deadline for the submission of applications from 26% of February 2021 to 31″ March 2021.” She said

She added that the application forms can be sourced from the party headquarters or downloaded from the party’s website.

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Last week the party announced that anyone wishing to vie for any position on the party ticket in 2022 polls has up to August this year to register as a life member.

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Party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna said one must have been a member for at least one year to be eligible.

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He noted that only a life member will be eligible to vie on the Orange party ticket in the general election.

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Sifuna says the decision was reached after the National Executive Committee met to deliberate on eligibility to contest for an elective position on the orange party ticket in the 2022 general election.

Outgoing Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has already submitted his presidential nomination papers to the ODM party.

The party in January asked interested parties to deposit a non-refundable Sh1 million so as to participate in the nominations.

 

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