Ugenya MP aspirant resigns from ODM, vows to frustrate them
SEE ALSO :New poll shows ODM less popularMr Karan had appealed to the Supreme Court after the court of appeal ruled that his election had been nullified. Former MP Ochieng was the first to go to court protesting the election of Karan. Raila Odinga On Saturday, Mr Juma claimed that he decided not to challenge the direct nomination of Karan due to the great respect he has for ODM party leader Raila Odinga. “I decided not to challenge the direct nomination of the party direct nominee both in the ODM party tribunal and the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties tribunal. I have opted to quit my beloved ODM to enable me seek alternative avenues of vying for the seat,” he said in his statement.
SEE ALSO :Raila’s ODM eyes new base in NairobiHe added: “This contest will finally be decided by the people of Ugenya on April 5. I feel the party’s decision not to offer me the chance to contest the last election and this by-election is unfair and infringes on my constitutional rights as a member". He recalled that the same fate befell him in 2016 where he made an application to participate in the party primaries in readiness for the August 8 general elections but his name was excluded from the list of candidates. Juma claims he has the support of the silent majority who are angry voters in Ugenya and will cast a protest vote against the two feuding politicians.
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