Youthful Migori senate aspirant Willies Misare has raised concerns over voter listing apathy which he says risk derailing Mr Odinga’s quest for the presidency.
The Nairobi based lawyer is banking on youths to secure a slot in the race to succeed outgoing Migori senator Ochillo Ayacko.
Speaking when he met a section of ODM youth leaders in Kehancha and Migori town, Misare intensified calls for voter registration especially among the youth.
Misare who was drumming up support for his senatorial bid said youth will play a big role in deciding the fate of the county come August.
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According to the aspirant, he was working to ensure the Kuria region vote for Raila as their fifth president.
He also noted that youth leadership was at stakes and encouraged them to register as voters to enable them elect good leaders.
“Today we have had good deliberations on our way forward to ensure that we deliver our mandate come August elections. Of utmost importance is proper decision making at the top seat whose indications are all pointing to Mr Odinga’s presidency,:
“We have to work on a common course to make this a reality,” said Misare.
The Senate aspirant noted that youths play a key role in decision making and failing to be enlisted as voters risked derailing their bargaining powers and would only see inept leaders secure elective positions’
“The apathy currently being witnessed has been occasioned by the use and dump attitude that has been the case with seasoned politicians. Majority have lost hope in leaders that they elected and see no need of taking part in elections,” added Misare.
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Misare further pointed out that lack of better strategies on civic education from relevant which he said only comes to play when they are targeting mass registration.
“Continuous civic education on electoral issues should be prioritized and not be reserved for the electioneering cycle. It is the surest way of addressing the apathy being witnessed currently,” he said while challenging youths to vote in leaders who will spearhead their agenda.
“Owing to the expensive nature of campaigns, I’m urging youths to change tactics on how campaigns are done and invert new strategies to ensure that their campaigns are not hectic.”
Already, the political landscape in the county has sharply tilted with the entry of youthful aspirants who are vouching for top county seats in 2022 general elections.
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The youthful aspirants not only command massive support from their peers but have also endeared themselves to the electorate with well-crafted manifestos ad are keen on giving veteran politicians a run for their money.
Others in the race are 33 year old Eddy Okech and Mr Billy Mijungu who made an unsuccessful attempt in the last elections are set to face off Nairobi based Holly Edwards Okwoma and Mr Victor Okuna, an electrical engineer who are making a fresh stab into politics.
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