ODM has declared Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o as the winner of the Kisumu governor ticket.
Election board chair Judith Pareno said on Saturday that Nyong’o garnered 164,553 votes against incumbent Jack Ranguma who had 98,573.
Ranguma and Nyong’o had both been declared winners after ODM Kisumu governor primaries on Tuesday.
Nyong’o was declared winner by county returning officer Tom Okong’o at Thurdibuoro Secondary School in Nyakach constituency after he garnered 164,110 votes against Ranguma’s 91,480.
At Aga Khan Hall in Kisumu town, Ranguma arranged for a self declaration in which he was announced the winner by deputy returning officer Richard Kiyondi with 118, 934 votes against Nyong’o’s 32,028.
But early Saturday, ODM’s tribunal committee nullified the nomination certificates given to the two and asked the party NEC to declare a candidate as per party constitution.
Ranguma and Nyong’o, through their lawyers, argued their case before the ODM tribunal, each saying they were duly elected.
Ranguma issued a statement on Friday assuring supporters he will be on the ballot in the August 8 elections.