Former East African Corporation (EAC) CAS Ken Obura has threatened to go all the way to the ballot if his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party hands Governor Anyang Nyongo a direct ticket to defend his Kisumu county seat.
Flanked by Kisumu county senator Fred Ouda, former Governor Jack Ranguma, and county speaker Onyango Oloo at a presser on Saturday, Ken Obura said he will not be part of any negotiations with Governor Nyong’o over the ODM ticket unless the governor was stepping down for him.
”They are peddling a lot of rumours out there that there is consensus between myself and Nyong’o. The only consensus between myself and the governor is that he should agree to step down and support my Kisumu governorship bid,” the former CAS said.
In a communique on Friday, April 15th, Catherine Muma led National Elections Board urged ODM aspirants and party members in Migori and Kisumu counties to prepare for primaries that will be held next week.
In Kisumu county, nominations will be conducted in Kisumu Central, Kisumu East, Muhoroni, and Nyakach as well as senate and women representative seats.