Aggrieved ODM Aspirant Says She Sold Sh25m House to Run for Woman Rep

April 20, 2022

An aspirant eyeing the Migori Woman Rep seat in the August polls has accused the ODM party of rigging nominations in favour of her competitor.

Fatuma Mohammed stormed the ODM primaries tallying centre at Migori Teachers College, claiming this was the third time that the party had denied her a ticket.

She accused the Raila Odinga-led party of favouring her competitor, Nominated MP Dennitah Ghati, who previously served as women’s rep from 2013 to 2017.

Mohammed claimed that in 2017, ODM favoured the incumbent woman rep Pamela Odhiambo.

She(Ghati) was a woman rep in 2013, she did not win. It was negotiated and they took my victory and gave it to Ghati. In 2017, I won by a landslide but they took my victory and gave it to Pamela Odhiambo the current woman rep.

“Today, I won by a landslide. Baba came to Kuria and negotiated with the Kuria community and he told them that Ghati was not a strong candidate but I will nominate her so that the community can feel included in the government. He came a second time and promised again during the burial of the late William Machage,” Ms Mohammed claimed.

The disgruntled politician said she had tried contacting the ODM National Elections board but her efforts were futile.

Ms Mohammed lamented that she had spent millions, including selling her house, in a bid to run for the seat of Migori woman rep but ODM keeps doing her wrong.

I have been very fair to the party, they do wrong to me I kneel down and say it’s okay Baba but why me? Why me? I am spending millions. I sold my house worth Sh25 million to prove that I want to be the Woman Rep for Migori County,” she said.

Hear it from the horse’s mouth in the video below.

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