- The party also withheld Migori governorship results until dispute before appeals tribunal is determined.
- Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabir lost to Nicholas Odonog Oricho.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) dealt a blow to Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma and its leader Raila Odinga’s brother, Dr Oburu Oginga, after it cancelled their nomination wins.
The party National Elections Board ruled that Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o had won the Kisumu governorship nominations and cancelled a certificate awarded to Governor Ranguma, days after both of them were announced winners by different party officials.
In Bondo, the party said that the current MP Gideon Ochanda had won the ticket, cancelling Dr Oginga’s controversial announcement as winner.
In far-reaching decisions, the party also withheld Migori governorship results until dispute before appeals tribunal is determined.
Both Governor Okoth Obado and his fiercest challenger Ochilo Ayacko were announced winners and presented with interim certificates.
“Candidates were announcing themselves as winners. But it is the board that has the final powers to declare who the winner is,” the board chair Judy Pareno told journalists at a press conference at a Nairobi hotel.
In the highly-charged primaries in a county where clinching the ODM ticket is as good as winning in the General Election, Mr Ranguma lost to Prof Nyong’o who garnered 164,110 votes against the Governor’s 91,480 according to returning officer Tom Okong’o and hours later, deputy returning officer Richard Kiyondi pronounced Mr Ranguma the winner.
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Immediately after Ms Pareno’s pronouncement, Governor Ranguma told his supporters that he will still be in the ballot on August 8, hinting at his bid to run as an independent candidate.