ODM supporters in Trans Nzoia County have dismissed information being spread by opponents that the ODM Party will not field candidates in various seats.
Led by Moses Masinde, the supporters have rubbished the rumors that claim that ODM will instead go for a consensus to allow DAP-Kenya to field its candidates for MCA, MPs, women representatives, senatorial and gubernatorial seats.
This follows the recent visit by ODM party leader Raila Odinga to Gidea Farm, where he endorsed former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya (DAP Kenya) as the gubernatorial candidate for Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya.
The endorsement sparked mixed reactions from a section of DAP-K supporters, some saying it is now clear that all other seats in the county are meant for the party and that ODM will not field candidates.
Masinde, who spoke to the media in Kitale, emphasized that the ODM will field candidates for all posts except for the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat that has been taken by a DAP Kenya candidate, despite the ongoing negotiations between ODM candidate Moses Khaoya and George Natembeya.
Masinde, who will be vying for the Endebess Constituency seat, said the ODM Party is ready to field candidates in various posts in the county.
He also asked Endebess electorates to vote wisely in the August general election.
“I know that this time my people will make a wise decision on the Member of Parliament who comes. Therefore, I want to urge my opponents to campaign peacefully without planting evil seeds through divisive language,” he said.
The ODM party has fielded an MP candidate in Saboti, where incumbent Caleb Amisi will defend his seat while Moses Masinde (ODM) will battle with Endebess MP Robert Pukose (UDA) and Alwin Sasi of DAP-Kenya.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.