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Ghati Defies Raila's Call to Drop Bid and Wins ODM's Ticket

Dennitah Ghati defied the odds and won the ticket for ODM Migori Women Representative. This was against the wish of her party leader Raila Odinga. 

Amazingly, Dhati did not participate in any rallies and did not print any posters, banners or flyers. One could easily mistake her for not being in the race.

However, Dhati's victory might have shocked many people who did not know her. It is proof that you can win even without campaigning.

The primaries were held on Monday, 18 April, and she won by 37,792 votes. Her closest rival, Fatuma Mohammed garnered 23,552 votes, with Zilpa Audline and Millicent Kajimba getting 10,888 and 3,520 votes.

Her archrivals were not happy with the results, particularly Mohammed, who tried to interrupt the process at Migori TTC tallying centre.

Mohammed was acting unruly and had to be held from Ghati and she swore: "to tear her to pieces using my own hands." The tablet used to relay the results was not spared either as Mohammed tried to grab it. 

"Ghati was not popular, and even Raila told her twice to step aside, but she refused. I won this nomination the same way I did in the last two elections, and my victory was given to others. This is unfair," Mohammed Uttered.

"I have been very fair to the party. Why me? Why me? I have been spending millions, and I sold my house worth Sh25 million to prove that I want to be a woman representative," she added. 

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Dennitah Ghati Dhati Fatuma Mohammed Raila Raila Odinga.

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