Seven clinch ODM tickets uncontested
| January 18th 2013
By Standard Reporter
UASIN GISHU, KENYA: Uasin Gishu County Coalition for reforms and Democracy (CORD) alliance has released a final list of successful nominees for various elective positions after holding thriving primaries on Thursday.
The nominees for all elective posts will battle out with aspirants from other political parties for various coveted seats in the March general elections.
While presenting the list to Journalists, CORD county Election Coordinator Mr. Job Too said there were direct voting for aspirants vying for Turbo constituency parliamentary seat while candidates eying Kesses, Soy, Ainabkoi and Moiben seats were elected unopposed.
Too said senatorial gubernatorial and women representative positions had candidates elected unopposed as well.
“We had direct voting for candidates who were battling it out for the Turbo constituency parliamentary seat but other constituencies had aspirants elected unopposed. Candidates vying for the position of senator, governor and women representative were also unopposed since they had no competitors,”Too said.
David Songok Langat emerged Turbo constituency parliamentary flag bearer gunning 3269 votes against Joseph Lwandi Oyondi’s 1467 votes.
Aspirants who sailed through unopposed to vie for the parliamentary seats include Elkana K Kemei(Kesses constituency),Moses K Keter,(Soy), Moses Toroitich Tanui(Ainabkoi) ,John Kipkoech (Kapseret) and Andrew Kiprop Tobosei(Moiben).
ODM also presented free tickets to Margaret Kamar for the gubernatorial position, Paul Birech (senate) and Moira Jepkor (Women Representative).
The county elections coordinator praised the manner in which the primaries had been conducted terming the process as free and fair.
He explained that the respective nominees will be awarded with certificates as soon as they receive them from their party headquarters in Nairobi.
“We are currently waiting to receive nomination certificates from our headquarters before we declare our nominees as being dully nominated,”he said.
He said despite minor clerical hiccups that were experienced voters conducted themselves in a disciplined manner making the exercise a success.
“I want to comment our supporters and all the voters who participated in the exercise for their encouraging conduct throughout the exercise,”said Too.
He also recognized the huge voter turnout in the various polling centers encouraging voters to maintain the same during the elections.
CORD also presented a list of nominees for successful County Representative aspirants within the County.
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