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Face-off in CORD expected in Nyando election

By RUSHDIE OUDIA
Updated Tuesday, April 1st 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3
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Ford Kenya is likely to give Okello the ticket for a second time.

In ODM, there is already debate on whether Outa should be awarded a direct ticket or not.

He is already facing isolation by his colleagues who feel he is unpopular in the region and therefore should not be the party’s flag bearer.

The scathing attacks are set to continue especially from the youthful MPs who Outa claimed were paid to sabotage the party.

Last weekend, Kisumu Central legislator Ken Obura fired the first salvo by stating categorically that the party risks losing the seat if Outa is allowed to contest.

He said ODM should conduct nominations in the constituency and not favour anybody for the seat.

Other MPs like Mbita legislator Millie Odhiambo have also asked the party to be very cautious with the by-election since it is a litmus test for the party’s supremacy in the region.

POLARISED

Ford Kenya already has Kisumu West MP John Olago Aluoch who has said he will support their candidate for the by-election.

Olago admitted that CORD has a dilemma already between who to support as a coalition to prevent their opponents from winning.

He however said Nyando is so polarised because of the two rival camps that could give a third party an easy way to win the hearts of the electorate.

“If one emerges from the coalition, he would be the better option,” said Olago.

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