Western Kenya residents urged to register as voters

One Kenya Alliance (OKA) presidential aspirant Musalia Mudavadi has rallied residents of Western Kenya to come out in large numbers and register as voters.

Speaking to Mulembe FM, a local radio station, Mudavadi reminded the people he will only be picked as OKA’s flag bearer if he has numbers.

“I implore the people of Western Kenya to register to vote. Don't you think I'll be the next president if those who qualify register and support my candidacy?" he asked.

“In Oka, the formula for selecting a candidate is based on numbers. “You must have the numbers if you want me to have a say in the coalition,” he remarked.

According to the Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, the region has 1.2 million people who have national identity cards but have not registered as voters.

He also stated that 900 others have attained 18 years and above; however, they do not have national identity cards.

“About 2.1 million people in Western are not registered to vote. We won't be able to get a seat unless we register to vote. He addressed the question, "How are we assisting ourselves by not registering to vote?"

Mudavadi will have to beat his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi to have a stab at the Presidency.

The IEBC began a 30-day mass voter registration drive on Monday, with the goal of registering at least six million new voters.

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