ODM begins journey to get presidential flag bearer for 2022
Hillary Mageka and Harrison Kivisu
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) yesterday began a process of identifying its presidential flag-bearer in the forthcoming 2022 General Election after the party elections board advertised the position.
In an advert placed in local dailies on Sunday, the elections board chaired by Catherine Mumma, has asked ODM members to send applications to National Elections Board (NEB) if they want to be the party’s presidential candidate for 2022 General Election.
Mumma said interested candidates must pay Sh1million non-refundable fee to the ODM account held at Kenya Commercial Bank, Lavington branch.
Further, each applicant will be required to present the evidence of the payment to the party’s headquarters.
Eligible for the seat
According to her, for one to be eligible for the seat, he or she must be a Kenyan, registered voter, life member of ODM and hold a degree from any university recognised in Kenya, and with a high moral standing and integrity.
The applicant must also meet the minimum requirements of presidential candidates as set out by the IEBC and be qualified to stand for election as a Member of Parliament.
All those interested parties were urged to also submit a copy of their national Identity Card, a duly executed Code of Conduct, ODM Life Membership Certificate and sworn statements affirming the authenticity of any information submitted.
“Applicants must meet all other requirements under the Elections Act and the Regulations made by IEBC.
Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications to the party’s headquarters at Chungwa House by 12pm on February 26, 2021,” Mumma stated.
The application forms can be sourced from the party headquarters.
Last week, the Orange party announced that it had commenced the process of identifying a suitable Presidential candidate for the 2022 election.
While the party leader Raila Odinga has not formally declared whether he will make a fifth stab at the Presidency, his two party deputy leaders Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya have made their intention to challenge their boss for the top seat.