Women Scramble For ODM Posts After Their Names Were Removed From Nomination List

by Mahakamani News

Members of the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) want to stop the gazettement of members of the County Assembly of Homabay.

Ms Amina Osmail, Hellen Adhiambo, Ruth Adoyo and Lorna Owina contend that there were glaring irregularities during the submission of the nomination list.

They told the court that there were unlawful amendments to the Party list submitted by the ODM to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The four want the nomination of other four women Rael Achieng’, Pamela Akinyi, Jane Ojowa and Beatrice Achieng’ stopped.

“Unless the court intervenes immediately and grant the orders sought, IEBC will proceed to gazette seats in Homa-bay County Assembly on the basis of the unlawful amendments to the ODM party lists,”

They thus want the court to stay any amendments to the party list submitted by the ODM party to the IEBC and published in the local dailies pending the hearing and determination of the petition.

Appearing before Judge John Mativo, IEBC lawyer Charles Mwongela said that they had just received the submissions and required time to respond to it.

Justice Mativo

“We were served on Friday and we did not have enough time to respond to the allegations,” said Mwongela.

Justice Mativo directed the applicants to serve the respondents who are ODM, IEBC and the four nominees who are the interested party within 7 days.

The matter will be heard on October 3, 2017.


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