ODM claims rigging ahead of Bonchari by-election

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ODM party headquaters, Chungwa house. PHOTO/COURTESY

The ODM party has accused the state of plans to rig-out its candidate in the the Bonchari parliamentary be-election set for May 18.

In a protest letter the to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, ODM has alleged use of state agencies to campaign for Jubilee party candidate Zebedeo Opore.

ODM executive director Oduor Ong’wen in the letter dated May 6 claimed that government administrators were openly campaigning for Opore against its candidate, former Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority director general Pavel Oimeke.

The party cites an instance where Opore was allowed to address chiefs and assistant chiefs in Riana, Bonchari while dressed in Jubilee party colours.

Ong’wen said this amounted to campaigning as other candidates were not granted the same chance.

The Raila Odinga let party is also protesting plans to relocate the constituency tallying center from the Suneka Baraza Hall to Igonga Secondary School.

The party said the school is not a gazetted tallying center.

The Bonchari parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of MP John Oroo in February.


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