Jaoko Oburu has issued a statement claiming that he was misunderstood when he called for residents of Langata to turn out in large numbers for the second IEBC mass voter registration.
This move has been lauded by many ODM Party supporters who felt that a battle between Felix Odiwuor (Jalas) and an Odinga would distract from the greater national picture especially if Jalas floored Jaoko Oburu in the primaries.Hawinga shopping center in Siaya County.
At the same time, jubilant residents of Hawinga shopping center in Siaya County have called on Oburu Odinga to follow suit and shelve his ambition for the Senatorial race.
"Oburu should give way to young blood", said James a hardware dealer at the center, adding "We appreciate everything he has done for us but I'm now thirty and Oburu is still in Parliament. Let him do the decent thing follow suit and back off."
The octogenarian Oburu is vying for the Senatorial seat amid grumblings that he is favored by the party.
Even after Siaya ODM Party Branch Chairman Carey Orege denied that there are any favored candidates, Raila Odinga said: "....it will be shameful for Oburu to beg to be elected Senator in Siaya after all he has done for this county. Electing him is equal to common sense".(directly translated from Dholuo).
Numerous sideshows involving the Odinga name could distract from the greater prize when the doyen of opposition politics Raila Amollo Odinga is firing his last shot at the presidency.
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