Homa-Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata has criticised ODM National chairman John Mbadi over his interest in the County top most seat.
Orata asked Mbadi to explain to women from Ndhiwa constituency why he sidelined them from the nomination slots to the county Assembly in the last elections before traversing the region for his gubernatorial ambition for 2022.
Speaking in Ndhiwa Constituency on Sunday, Orata argued that Mbadi refused to consider Women from Ndhiwa constituency for the party nomination slots to the county Assembly of Homa-Bay and he (Mbadi) now wants them to rally behind him in the 2022 elections.
The deputy Governor who hails from Ndhiwa Constituency complained that there was no woman nominated fro the area by the ODM party to the county Assembly of Homa-Bay and therefore Mbadi as the party chairman must explain why before asking for votes.
Accompanied by the area M.P Martin Owino, the deputy governor claimed that they forwarded names of women for nomination but the Party Chairperson declined to embrace the list.
The county deputy chief who is also the party vice chairman for Homa-Bay County and harbouring the same interest in the gubernatorial seat further argued that he will direct area voters from the region on where to cast their votes come 2022.
In the 2017 general elections, ODM party nominated 18 women to the county Assembly of Homa-Bay with no single lady from Ndhiwa constituency.
On the other hand, Orata called upon the ODM party supporters who have interest in various positions from the grass roots to prepare for a peaceful campaign to avoid split within the party.
By Godwine Ochieng and Dan Oduor