The Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Alliance presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga has renewed his push for six-piece system of voting in his strongholds 82 days to the forthcoming August 9, General Elections.
Raila’s call comes amidst tension and concern about the resurgence of ‘stronger’ Independent candidates who are gaining ground, in Luo Nyanza counties, such as; Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori counties.
The ODM leader asked the electorate to vote all ODM candidates to ensure he is not a toothless president when he wins the presidential bid.
He raised Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o’s hand and asked the electorate to support him, and said the same should be replicated in all the other five four seats.
“I have chosen Nyong’o as my captain down here as I fight the bigger battle up there and I want you to vote him as well as other ODM candidates down to the MCA level, will you do that? Posed Mr Odinga, as the crowd responded in the affirmative.
Mr. Odinga gave out his speech a few moments after presiding over the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Affordable Houses at the former Makasembo Estate in Kisumu.
Furthermore, Raila was accompanied by Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o, Deputy Governors Dr Mathews Owili (Kisumu), Dr James Okumbe (Siaya), Nyanza Regional Commissioner Mr Magu Mutindika and city manager Mr Abala Wanga.
Besides, a day before this, Raila had toured Ahero, Rabuor and Nyamasaria where he asked the locals to support him and at the same time line up the leaders who won the ODM nomination ticket for the member of the county assembly and the National Assembly seats.
He further told the excited crowds that he must be given loyal troops who will work with him at the national level.
“I do not want to be a powerless and toothless president without numbers, you must give me soldiers who will work with me in running the government,” he said.
This plea for six-piece voting is not the first, as the ODM boss has asked his supporters before, to elect only ODM candidates.