Otuoma leaves ODM, to take Ojaamong on as independent

April 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Otuoma and Ojaamong have been engaged in a fierce battle for the ODM ticket/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Aspiring Busia governor and Funyula Member of Parliament Paul Otuoma has made good on his promise to leave the Orange Democratic Movement if the impasse between him and the incumbent Sospeter Ojaamong was not swiftly addressed by the party leadership.

It is understood that he will now contest elective office as an independent candidate.

On Wednesday, Otuoma gave a strong indication that he would be going it as an independent after rejecting the ODM National Elections Board decision to hold a repeat of the nomination exercise in Teso North and South, “after cases of massive irregularities were reported. The Board ordered a repeat of the nominations for the Busia Governor’s position for Tuesday, April 25.”

Otuoma indicated he would bow out of the ODM race so as not to split the party and for the reason that he would risk being locked out of the General Election.

Ojaamong emerged victorious in the nominations held last Thursday with 92,358 votes against his 63,752 votes but Otuoma disputed the outcome of the nomination exercise claiming rigging.


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