The ODM party, according to Suna East MP Junet Mohammed is rooting to use consensus in picking different aspirants in the coming general elections, rather than going t party primaries over fears of the allies fall out.
As reported by the Standard, the party has come up with a list of six counties (Mombasa, Siaya, Kisii, Migori, Homa Bay and Busia) which have strong gubernatorial candidates where consensus will be used to prevent those who miss the position going as independent candidates or settling for smaller parties, which would in turn lower Raila Odinga's votes.
Junet who serves as the party's Elections Director admitted the decision, adding that in case the consensus fail, the National Elections Board will offer guidelines.
"We are building consensus everywhere, people who can step down for others are encouraged. We want to encourage talks so that the best person gets the ticket."
Disagreeing with his sentiments Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir who is expected to race against Suleiman Shahbal claimed that a consensus should be used in a tight contest, and he was confidence Mombasa's race was not tight, further recounting his close support to Raila.
"Here I am the one who has remained loyal to Raila. I have been with him in the hardest of time. Consensus is when it is a tight call, but there is no tight call in this case."
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