The National Elections Board of the ODM is cautioning party aspirants and members of the public against falling prey to 'conmen' whom it says have been duplicating/scanning signatures of the Board Chairman Mr. Franklin Bett, Secretary to the Board Mrs. Judith Pareno and the ODM Executive Director Ms. Janet Ong'era who are the official signatories to the nomination certificates.
The Board Chairman Mr. Bett says the persons involved in he syndicate have been printing and issuing the certificates to people whose names may not be on the list presented to IEBC at a fee.
"I wish to make it clear that the ODM certificate shall only be issued to winners and at no cost at all" said the Chairman.
Mr. Bett urged the aspirants not to be overly anxious as the board was working on mechanisms to produce authentic documents to the aspirants which cannot be duplicated by anyone.
"I urge our beloved aspirants to to be patient. We shall work round the clock to ensure that the winners are issued with their certificates on time before the IEBC deadline of the 29th of January 2013" added Mr. Bett.
He said certificates issued should bear his original signature and those of the two other signatories and that no one should accept a certificate bearing a signature which is scanned or duplicated.
Mr. Bett said he has given the names of the persons suspected to be behind the syndicate to the police for investigations and possible arrests.
He urged party supporters to remain calm and maintain the discipline that ODM is known for as the matter if sorted out.
Mr. Bett also announced that the list of all the aspirants will be made public before day break.