, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – The National Elections Board of the ODM has nullified the Busia Gubernatorial nomination results and ordered a repeat exercise on Tuesday next week.
In a statement, the Board’s chairperson Judith Pareno says the decision comes after the board noticed major irregularities in the results for the exercise saying that if announced as is, the results can cause discordance among members in the County.
The hotly contested party primary elections saw County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong declared the winner with 92,358 votes ahead of Funyula MP Paul Otuoma who garnered 63,752 votes.
Tension thereafter erupted with supporters of Otuoma going to the streets of Busia town to protest the announcement of Ojaamong as the ultimate winner of the ODM party primaries conducted Thursday.
“No Otuoma no Raila” rented the air as supporters alongside Otuoma marched through the border town.
Otuoma rejected the outcome and alleged massive rigging to give Ojaamong outright win.
“I have rejected the votes’ outcome in totality; I will petition the ODM elections board to reject the poll outcome. The figures giving Ojaamong the win are cooked and fabricated,” said Otuoma.
Results for the other seats remain as they were received.