Kores calls residents to register as voters, rubbishes claim of direct tickets in ODM

By Our Reporter

Kajiado County gubernatorial aspirant Tarayia ole Kores has called on Kajiado residents to register as voters to elect leaders who will improve their living standards.

Kores who were speaking in Ongata Rongai after verifying his voting details said the non-Maasais in cosmopolitan region should vote in the county by registering as voters.

The politician said the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party will not give direct tickets to any individual, he rubbished claims that governor Joseph ole Lenku will be given a direct ticket.

“They are saying our party leader was given money to give a direct ticket, that is propaganda from UDA and the governor’s supporters, they should respect our party leader,” he said.

“He has been in seven parties in one year, we will hold nominations and kick him out,” he said.

Kores said the ODM chair Innocent Katoo who is supporting governor Lenku did it at individual basis.

The party is faced with turmoil but the politician (Kores) maintained there is no inside wars. He said the selection of new party officials is ongoing.

During Maa meeting with ODM Party leader Raila Odinga last month Lenku maintained that is still a Jubilee member and called on his Maa leaders to unite to ensure Odinga becomes Kenya’s 5th president.

Kores was accompanied by Moses Kamalik and other party officials, Kamalik said is the newly appointed party chairman for Kajiado North Constituency with some old party officials claiming they are still in office and no selection of new officials was done.

Kamalik said they are targeting to have more than 1 million voters in the county, they are focused to have ODM party take all positions in the county.

“We are calling on all candidates to ensure their supporters register as voters, we have no candidates of choice, our party is democratic and will hold nominations,” he said.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had started voter registration which will run for one month. In Kajiado North verification and registration of new voters will be done in chiefs’ offices while transfer of voters will be done in sub county headquarters.

The IEBC is targeting to register more than 6 million new voters. They will increase polling stations from 40,833 to 53,000 plus polling stations.

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