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Orengo settles on Oduol for deputy governor position

Mr William Oduol can be Siaya Senator Mr James Orengo’s operating mate [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Siaya Senator Mr James Orengo has settled on Mr William Oduol as his operating mate within the race to succeed governor Mr Cornel Rasanga.

Mr Oduol vied towards Mr Rasanga in 2013, however misplaced, and was amongst these talked about as within the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat.

This comes after United Democratic Movement (UDM) governor aspirant Mr Nicholas Gumbo settled on former police spokesman Mr Charles Owino for operating mate.

The two camps have intensified campaigns. In a letter to ODM National Elections Board dated May 10, Mr Orengo mentioned: “I’ve nominated Oduol as my operating mate for the seat of deputy governor within the General Election to be held on ninth August 2022, following my nomination by the ODM celebration to contest for the seat of the governor of Siaya County.”

Mr Orengo’s option to have a deputy governor from Alego Usonga is supposed to woo the vote-rich space. Mr Rasanga, who’s ending his second time period, additionally comes from Alego Usonga.

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In 2017, when Mr Rasanga competed towards Mr Gumbo for the identical seat, residents of Alego voted for Rasanga as a bloc.

Mr Oduol vied towards Mr Rasanga in 2013. He challenged Mr Rasanga’s win in courtroom, prompting a repeat election, however the latter received once more.

Mr Oduol, 50, is Westcon-Comstor Africa CEO. Last yr he expressed curiosity to run for the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat, however later rallied behind Mr Samuel Atandi, who received.

Mr Oduol then joined Mr Orengo’s group, which additionally has East African Legislative Assembly MP Mr Oburu Oginga for the Senate seat.

Mr Owino comes from Karuoth in Alego Usonga, though he settled in Ugenya, which is Mr Orengo’s base.

Mr Gumbo’s alternative of Mr Owino is, in keeping with political observers, meant to woo Alego Usonga citizens. He can be anticipating extra votes from Ugenya, the place Mr Owino has quite a lot of affect.

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