Applicants for ODM’s 2022 Presidential Ticket to Pay Raila Sh1 Million

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  • Interested candidates must pay Sh1m non-refundable fee to the ODM account.
  • ODM announced that it had commenced the process of identifying a suitable its Presidential candidate for the 2022 election.

Individuals interested in running for Presidency with Raila Odinga’s party must pay a nonrefundable fee of ksh one million.

This is according to an advert in Sunday’s local dailies seen by the Daily Statesman.

Catherine Mumma the Orange Democratic Movement Party’s elections board chair stated that the ksh 1 Million non-refundable fee must be paid to the party’s bank account and applicants to present the evidence of the payment to the party’s headquarters.

Also, an eligible applicant must be a Kenyan citizen, a registered voter, a holder of a degree from a university recognised in Kenya, and with a high moral standing and integrity.

He or she must meet the minimum requirements of presidential candidate as set out by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and be qualified to stand for election as a Member of Parliament.

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They are also required to submit a copies of their National Identity Card, a duly executed Code of Conduct, ODM Life Membership Certificate and sworn statements affirming the authenticity of any information submitted.

The application forms can be sourced from the party and must be submitted at Chungwa House by 12pm on February 26, 2021.

“Applicants must meet all other requirements under the Elections Act and the Regulations made by IEBC. Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications to the party’s headquarters at Chungwa House by 12pm on February 26, 2021,” Mumma stated.

Last week through a statement signed by Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, the party announced that it had commenced the process of identifying a suitable Presidential candidate for the 2022 election.

It also directed the National Elections Board to immediately lay the groundwork by inviting those interested to apply.

Victor Okeiyo

Journalist

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