Human Rights activist and National Reconstruction Alliance Party (NRAP) leader Okiya Omtata has heavily criticized ODM leader Raila Odinga’s call for a six-piece voting pattern in Busia County.
Speaking during a rally in Busia on Thursday, May 26, Omtatah said that they’ll elect Raila for presidency but will not use the pattern to elect other ODM candidates.
“Mambo ya kusema ODM six-piece Busia hakuna. Mchague viongozi kulingana na msimamo wa mtu. Hakuna six-piece Busia,” Omtatah told a charged crowd.
The ODM leader had called for six-piece voting of ODM candidates in the county, a pattern which calls for electing of aspirants of one party in all the six elective posts in a general election.
Omtatah however drummed up support for the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party candidate saying that the region was behind him.
“Baba kura yake tunampa lakini hapa katikati tuchaguane vile tunajuana. Kuna wakora wamejificha ODM na lazima tuwang’oe,” Omtatah stated.
The NRAP leader also drummed support for his senatorial bid in Busia County.
Raila has been calling for six-piece votes at section of his backyards where he required ODM supporters to vote for ODM candidates only in the upcoming polls.
Meanwhile, the Azimio leader missed the National Prayer Breakfast held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were in attendance.
Raila was leading Azimio campaigns in Western Kenya.