COURT ORDERS REPEAT OF ODM NOMINATION FOR KISUMU CENTRAL.

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BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

High court judge Francis Tuyiot has ordered ODM party to repeat the nomination of Kisumu Central Parliamentary seat within 72 hours.

This follows a successful petition filed by former TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo.

The judge directed the party to repeat the nomination exercise within 72 hours. He further argued that the tribunal erred in law when it dismissed his case. He was challenging the nomination of Fred Odhiambo.

Mr Oloo claimed that the nomination exercise was marred with irregularities. Oloo moved to the high court after the tribunal dismissed his case.

ODM, Returning officer Laban Bosire, Fred Odhiambo, Ken Obura and the Kisumu Central Constituency Election Panel have been named as respondents in the case.

Orange Democratic Movement asked the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) to dismiss a case filed by former TNA secretary General Onyango Oloo.

ODP Party Legal Officer Anthony Muturi says that all participants in the ODM Parliamentary nomination certificate for Kisumu Central Constituency received equal treatment and citizens were given their opportunity to democratically nominate candidates of their choice.

He further says that a certificate that has already been issued cannot be set aside unless the complainant can demonstrate to the tribunal that the process of the nomination was marred with irregularities as aspect that is not yet proved.

“The application is irrelevant, illegal and irregular and as such the honorable Tribunal should dismiss it and dismiss the suit in totality with costs, “states ODM.

In its response to Oloos petition, the party says that the outrageous allegations raised by the complainant are of criminal nature and if in deed there’s any true the complainant together with the returning officer should have involve the law enforcement forces immediately.

ODM says the allegations by Onyango Oloo are baseless and puts him to strict proof of the same. Muturi for the party says that it is National Appeals Tribunal made the decision of announcing and awarding the Fred Odhiambo as the winner of the Member of Parliament Kisumu Central Constituency nomination mainly because the suit was fatal, defective as it was announced by an authorized person.

“ODM is a party that promotes inclusiveness, democracy and participation of the people in the nomination of candidates for election standing buy the values of free, fair and regular elections, ’argues ODM.

The party says what Onyango is seeking cannot be granted because he has failed to demonstrate to the tribunal that the nomination process was marred with irregularities.

Oloo filed a complaint before the tribunal challenging the nomination of Fred Odhiambo claiming that the exercise was marred irregularities.

 

 

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