Breaking News: Robert Mosota Reinstated as ODM Candidate, Magwgagwa Ward
ODM Candidate Thanks Supporters But Says Battle Has Just Began
This is to inform the general public and supporters alike that Mr. Robert Mosota Atei has been declared the ODM nominee of Magwagwa ward, North Mugirango constituency, Nyamira County. The decision was taken today, January 21st 2013 at Orange House in Nairobi in the presence of Mr. Stephen Nyakeriga, ODM Chairman in Nyamira County.
The decision was taken following a Petition filed by Mr. Mosota after Mr. Elias Keton, the ODM Returning Officer in Nyamira County, refused to give Mr. Mosota the Nomination Certificate for unknown reasons after Mr. Mosota won the ODM nomination. Instead, Mr. Keton recommended Benta Nyaoke (who came second) to be issued with the certificate.
Mr. Mosota is now set to collect his certificate from ODM’s Nyamira County Office tomorrow, January 22nd 2013 at 10.00 sharp.
Mr. Mosota would like to thank everybody who has been involved in his election campaign for the ODM nomination for Magwagwa ward. Likewise, Mr. Mosota would like to thank all supporters who have been providing moral and logistical support, both during the nomination campaign and the struggle to regain his victory at the nomination level after it was stolen by unscrupulous officials at ODM’s Nyamira County Office.
Most importantly, Mr. Mosota would like to thank all supporters in the Social Media who have kept the matter alive and who have been updating the international audience about events in Magwagwa County in relation to the ODM nominations especially in Facebook, Twitter and the Blogosphere.
Many thanks to the Mr. Stephen Nyakeriga, Chairman of ODM, Nyamira County, for his quick intervention to revert a wrong and undemocratic decision that could have greatly undermined the credibility of the Party in the event that the most popular candidate was not presented to the electorate for the seat of Councillor in Magwagwa County.
Lastly, Mr. Mosota would like to thank the ODM’s National Election Board at Orange House, Nairobi for having examined all the evidence related to the nomination process and declaring him the nominee for Magwagwa County as per the wishes of voters in Magwagwa County. The decision has further strengthened the democratic ideals ODM stands for and Mr. Mosota hopes that the Board will deliver justice in all pending cases.
Although it has been a long journey, Mr. Mosota’s view is that the battle has just begun. The ODM candidate appeals to all losers at the nomination level to join hands and support him so that ODM can emerge victorious in Magwagwa County.
There is no doubt that the nomination process has been hectic and rout with tension. However, Mr. Mosota would like to encourage all supporters and members of the Party to put aside petty differences and support his candidature. In any election process, there are always winners and losers. Let us all come together and concentrate on leading ODM to victory thereby opening the way for the rebuilding of Magwagwa County under the wise leadership of Councillor Robert Mosota Atei.
Robert Mosota Campaign Secretariat
Nyamira County, North Mugirango Constituency