As the country braces for general elections slated for August, politicians are working on wooing the voters to win the elections.
Most of those aspiring for various positions are applying every mechanism aimed at winning the voters’ trust.
Aspirants running on Orange Democratic Movement Party across Siaya county are having hard time popularizing their campaigns after their call for six piece failed to materialize.
Predominantly an ODM zone, Siaya county for the first time is witnessing an emergence of promising aspirants running on parties within the Azimio La Umoja coalition currently led by presidential hopeful Raila Odinga.
A gubernatorial candidate flying the ODM party flag is a worried man after hopes to ride on the party’s popularity seems a never working strategy.
According to sources close to the aspirant, the long serving lawmaker is pointing accusing fingers at those within the party who he feels are sabotaging his quest to succeed governor Rasanga who is serving his last term.
Azimio La Umoja coalition Nyanza campaign team led by Suba South MP John Mbadi, Kisii governor James Ongwae, Kisumu governor Peter Nyong’o among others unanimously agreed to embrace all parties within Azimio La Umoja.
The meeting that was held weeks to Odinga’s Nyanza region campaign tour was aimed at having a working plan to campaign for Mr. Odinga in the six counties of Nyanza.
The development comes after the coalition’s secretary general Junet Muhammad in a press briefing said that there will be no zoning for those running for political positions within the parties in Azimio La Umoja.
The voters are maintaining that elections will be done based on individuals and not parties.
Samuel Onyango, a voter from Ugenya says that the six piece voting pattern has mothered leadership that is not centered on development.
“Six piece is the worst we can advocate for. It’s the reason behind bad leadership that we’re currently having in place. We must rise against it. ” He said
Doreen Awino from Rarieda Sub county terms six piece as a monster whose time is long overdue.
” I urge aspirants not only in Siaya but across the country to sell their manifesto to the voters. Six piece shouldn’t be part of that.
Whereas Colins Matuku from Alego Usonga believes in the need to vote ODM party aspirants, he maintains that every voter should take it a personal responsibility to scrutinize those they intend to vote for inorder to avoid giving powers to people whose interests always comes first.
The Siaya Senator is facing fierce competition from former Rarieda MP Engineer Nicolas Gumbo who is running for the position in a United Democratic Party (UDM) ticket
Orengo who picked former Siaya county gubernatorial candidate William Oduol is profiled as a non performer whose over 40 years in elective positions has not been impactful.