CORD Leader Raila Odinga has gone an extra mile to ensure that he and his supporters don’t get overtaken by events come 2017 and has urged his supporters to register as voters to give him a head start in the 2017 General Election.
With the political temperatures raising as every minute go by Raila has already unveiled a website in preparation to engage supporters as he prepares another stab at the presidency. But the CORD leader fears low voter registration, especially in his Western and Nyanza backyards, could deal a blow to his bid..MOST VIEWED TODAY:HERE IS HOW NGINA KENYATTA BEHAVED AT THE KAREN GOLF CLUB THAT LEFT FANS SURPRISED.SEE WHAT SHE DID
A recent opinion poll by Ipsos Synovate indicates that Western and Nyanza are trailing other regions as far as voter registration awareness in the country is concerned. In Western, where local leaders are plotting to register 6 million voters, the pollster said only 10 per cent of residents are aware of any ongoing voter registration in their locality since the 2013 elections. And in Nyanza, only 17 per cent of residents are aware of the ongoing exercise, according to the survey. Raila has now come out publicly to urge his supporters to get national identity cards and register as voters. Last weekend, during the burial of former Gem MP Argwings Kodhek’s wife, Joan, in Gem, Siaya County, Raila described the 2017 political battle as an epic duel.
“Current records indicate people from the Jubilee strongholds have registered for IDs and voter cards more than those from CORD zones. This should change because, as you all know, leadership is captured through votes,” Raila said.
The ODM leader is confident that a high voter turnout from his strongholds will give him a head-start in the race. Nyanza.Let us hope his followers adheres to BABA’s word.