The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party top leadership is set to meet today and deliberate on its flag bearer in the 2022 Presidential race.
The meeting organized by ODM’s Central Management Committee comes one month after the party invited members to apply for its ticket in the 2022 presidential race.
So far, ODM Deputy Party leaders; Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya have submitted their applications for consideration.
Media reports indicate that the meeting will be chaired by ODM Party leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking to a local publication, ODM chairman John Mbadi noted that the meeting is meant to strategize and plan on the 2022 general election.
“We will ratify the resolutions of the CMC and discuss progress of National Elections Board (NEB) chaired by Prof Catherine Mumma on applicants for the presidential ticket before setting a date for a delegates meeting to allow them to sell their agendas.
“There are deliberations going on as we near the deadline for submission of the application for the party ticket, but by the time the delegates meet, we will have the list of the aspirants,” Mbadi said.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on ODM as many are eager to see how it will determine its flag bearer considering that Odinga may also vie in 2022.
The process of determining the flag bearer could lead to fallout in ODM as Joho and Oparanya are senior leaders in the party and have a considerable amount of following at the Coast and in Western Kenya respectively.