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ODM refutes claims they submitted preferred Nairobi Deputy Governor candidate

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The Orange
Democratic Movement (ODM) party has dismissed reports that together with the opposition
coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) they submitted a name for
consideration for the Nairobi Deputy Governor’s post.

This comes days
after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who was expected to table a nominee for his
deputy on Friday, postponed the announcement saying the NASA coalition had
submitted their preferred candidate, Rahab Wangui, for consideration as well.

“This is to
notify you that I was ready with the name of the nominee but I have received a
request from the NASA coalition that in the spirit of the Handshake and
subsequent cooperation with ruling coalition, that I should consider their
proposed nominee Rahab Wangui for the position of Deputy Governor,” Sonko
said

ODM
secretary general Edwin Sifuna now says the coalition did not send any letter
to the governor regarding the Deputy governor’s position.

“The NASA
coalition agreement ended on January 30, 2018. Therefore, we have not written
any letter to Sonko over the Deputy Governor’s position, As ODM, we do
not want any seat from Sonko and, as the party Secretary General, I want to
state that we do not have any association with him,” said Sifuna