Potential Orange Democratic Movement flag bearers for next general election are still in the dark over the nomination method that will be used by the party, a Siaya gubernatorial aspirant, George Mugoye Mbeya has lamented.
Mugoye, who appealed to the party headquarters to come out clearly on the procedure to be used, lamented that they have been forced to rely on media and other unreliable sources despite paying for the nomination fees.
“We cannot be made to be reading or learning from other people who are not participating. As candidates, they need to be communicating to us directly and tell us the procedure and manner they are going to conduct the nominations” said Mugoye who was addressing the Nomiya Church leadership at Wagai resource centre in Gem constituency.
Mugoye, a high court advocate, said that aspirants were eager to see their party adopt universal suffrage devoid of corruption, nepotism and mischief.
He appealed to church leaders to help push for open democracy amongst the political parties to enable the public elect representatives of their choice.
“Some of you will be picked to preside over party primaries. I urge you to ensure that fairness prevails” said the aspirant.
The lawyer called for peace during the campaigns and urged those competing for various positions to conduct themselves with decorum.
Siaya governor’s position has attracted four aspirants led by senator James Orengo. Other aspirants are former police spokesman, Charles Owino, ex United nations employee, Bella Akinyi and lawyer George Mugoye Mbeya.