December 2, 2022

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Gumbo: We Must Address Voter Apathy Among The Young People In Siaya

Former Rarieda Member of Parliament Dr.Nicholas Odero Gumbo has warned leaders to put aside their thirst for leadership and engage in mass voter registration in Siaya County that will help ODM leader and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to clinch to Presidency.

Speaking in Rarieda Sub-County during the meeting that brought together ODM Chief Raila Odinga and Party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, Engineer Gumbo urged citizens to trade carefully as the country gears towards general elections that will be carried in less than 12 months from now.

The former legislature who eyes for Siaya County Gubernatorial race has said more should be done to ensure no eligible voter is left out during voting registration drive and also during polls,

“In 2017 your Excellency, the number of votes not cast in Siaya County were 79,000  we must address the issue of voter apathy among the youths in Siaya, there is something in mathematics called trade analysis, Your excellency if you do that trade then it means this Siaya County in 2022 unless we camped to reverse voter apathy in Siaya County over 111,000 in Siaya County will not vote ” Gumbo warned

Similarly, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna added that ODM will work closely with the people driven by Orange house to ensure citizens possess National Identification cards and voter’s cards ahead of general polls, ODM Secretary General,Edwin Sifuna at Orange House,Nairoboi

Sifuna said the recruitment drive targets those who have attained majority age and has not availed for the exercise,

“We are going to start a very serious recruitment drive ya IEBC ya voters driven by IEBC na chungwa house, that one I can guarantee you engineer Gumbo because the statistics show that if we increased the registration in Nyanza and Western by only 5% and then we raise turnout by 5%, hatuitaji kuisumbuliwa na watu wa vyama ndogo ndogo,we will have what it takes for Raila Odinga kuingia State House” Sifuna added.


image:Former Rarieda MP,Dr.Nicholas Gumbo

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