Thursday, 9 January 2014

Official Clarification to Aspirants on the ODM National Elections


The Orange Democratic Movement  wishes to inform all the Members and supporters countrywide that the National Delegates Convention ( NDC ) will be held on the 28th Feb and 1st March 2014.

The National Elections Board of the party will conduct the exercise as provided for in the Party Constitution and the Elections and Nominations Rules.

The NEB has set a fee of Ksh. 10, 000 for anyone aspiring to vie for any of the 27 seats in the National Office.

All applicants for the positions in the National Office 'must be' Life Members of the ODM. This is about loyalty and commitment to the party's policies and ideologies.

Any information contrary to this should be treated as rumours or innuendos aimed at misleading the party membership.

ODM urges its members and supporters with questions or seeking clarification regarding the upcoming event to advance the same through the right channels and organs of the party and not other forums.

ODM which is a National Movement; believes in democracy and will forever uphold all the basic tenets of the same.

ODM has no intentions whatsoever to lock out anyone from vying for any of the seats in the national office. It is not even thinking of favouring any of the aspirants as all members of the party are treated equally.

P. Etale.
Director of Communications - ODM.

09 January 2014

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Statement of the Resolutions of ODM-NEC on Party National Elections

The National Executive Committee (NEC) members meeting today (Tuesday 7th Jan 2014) at Orange House under the chairmanship of the party leader the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga made the following resolution;

The National Delegates Convention (NDC) which is the party's top decision making organ shall be held on the 28th of February and the 1st of March 2014.

During the two day event, delegates will be deliberate on various matters of importance to the party and thereafter take part in the most important exercise which is to elect the party's new National Office bearers.

The positions to be contested at the NDC as per the party's new constitution are as follows;

  1. The Party Leader
  2. The Deputy Party Leader
  3. The National Chairperson
  4. The Deputy Chairperson
  5. The Secretary General
  6. The Deputy Secretary General
  7. The National Treasurer
  8. The Deputy National Treasurer - Finance
  9. The National Organizing Secretary
  10. The Deputy Organizing Secretary
  11. Secretary for Public Policy and Economic Affairs
  12. Secretary for Legal and Constitutional Affairs
  13. Secretary for Publicity and Information
  14. Secretary for International Affairs
  15. Secretary for Women Affairs (OWDL)
  16. Secretary for Youth Affairs (OYDL)
  17. Secretary for Special Interest Groups
  18. Secretary for Environment
  19. Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs
  20. Secretary for Devolved Government
  21. Secretary for Science and Technology
  22. Secretary for Labour and Human Resource Development
  23. Secretary for Special Programmes, Security and Social Welfare
  24. Secretary for Humanitarian and Disaster Management Affairs
  25. Secretary for Disability Affairs
  26. Secretary for Political Affairs

The convention shall be held at the Kasarani Sports Gymnasium in Nairobi.

Party members wishing to contest the aforementioned positions should apply to the National Elections Board upon notice indicating the positions they intend to run for in the elections. We urge all those aspiring candidates for these party positions to desist from divisive politics and to campaign among party members in accordance with the party election rules and regulations. Engagement in untoward behavior such as bribery, ethnic incitement, hate speech and thuggery will lead to automatic disqualification.

On regional affairs, the ODM NEC calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities in South Sudan and the realization of a political settlement to ensure peace, democracy and national development. We are particularly concerned with the suffering of the people of South Sudan, especially women and children. People cannot access food and medicine as a result of the controlled use of airspace in some parts of the country.

ODM calls for complete neutrality of neighboring countries, and appeals to the mediators in the conflict to facilitate the release of all the detainees so that they can participate in the process of resolving the conflict and creating a democratic political order. We urge the government South Sudan to allow freedom of the press and access to information during this period of conflict.

We urge the government of Kenya to be on the lead in the road to the stabilization of South Sudan owing to the socio-economic ties the two nations enjoy.

The NEC wishes our party leader the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga a Happy Birthday today.

Thank you and God Bless you all.

Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o
Secretary General. 

Orange House, Tuesday 7th Jan 2014