ODM National Elections Board in a statement on Thursday said it had accepted applications of the three as they had met the stated criteria as per the Kenyan and ODM Party Constitution.
“The NEB shall scrutinize the three applications, vet the candidates as required by the ODM Elections and Nomination Rules and subsequent thereto announce the next processes and timetable in accordance with the ODM Constitution,” the board’s chairperson Catherine Mumma said.
The Raila Odinga-led party invited applications for the presidential candidacy from members of the public in January this year.
I have submitted my application papers for ODM presidential ticket and I am hopeful that I will win the party’s presidential nominations.
I have met all requirements and qualifications for the ODM presidential nomination and I have all what it takes to clinch the party’s ticket.
Given the opportunity to fly the party’s ticket, I am confident of winning the Presidency during 2022 General elections.
I humbly appeal to ODM supporters and well-wishers to support my bid for the party’s ticket and 2022 presidency.
Two hours later,
ODM SG Sifuna wrote:
ODM suspends vetting of presidential race aspirants Raila Odinga, Ali Joho and Wycliffe Oparanya until BBI process ends, Sec-Gen Sifuna.