Bonchari member of parliament Pavel Oimeke speaks at a past session while being grilled by parliamentarians. [Source Courtesy]
Bonchari member of parliament Pavel Oimeke has broken his silence after losing the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket on which he intended to defend his seat. In a post on his Facebook page, the former EPRA boss bemoaned the death of democracy in the party as he pointed a finger at Simba Arati and Richard Onyonka for ensuring he didn't get the ticket. Mr Oimeke rejected his loss and promised to announce his next direction in a few days.
"Sad day for the people of Abanchari and the Gusii Nation at large. Today we’ve witnessed democracy on trial yet again as the ODM party denied Me, the people’s choice the ODM ticket to defend my seat courtesy of Hon Simba Arati and Hon Onyonka.
We will not allow leaders to be imposed on the people.
On this note I will soon announce my next move as the people’s voice is supreme!!
#ResistArati, " the Bonchari member of parliament Pavel Oimeke wrote on his Facebook page.
A screenshot of the post on Facebook by the Bonchari member of parliament Pavel Oimeke bemoaning his loss in the ODM nominations.
Oimeke was elected months ago during a by-election following the death of the area's former member of parliament. He vied on an ODM ticket, fresh from a job in the corporate world as EPRA's boss. He had hoped to defend his seat on the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement party.
There's speculation that he will go independent as he cannot run on the ticket of another party according to the law. This comes as different parties conduct nominations ahead of the 2022 general elections slated for August 9.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga speaks at a past interview. [Source Courtesy]
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