Ayacko files petition, wants Obado punished for election offences

Migori governor Okoth Obado (C) takes the oath of office after being re-elected. Judge Judge Reuben Nyakundi (R) and magistrate Richard Odenyo help in the process

By MN Reporter

Migori county governor politics are yet to be over after governor Okoth Obado win has been challenged at Kisii High Court.

Ayacko, who lost on Independent ticket wants Obado’s win to be nullified arguing he was not validly elected.

The former minister also wants Obado and IEBC through county RO Charles Mutai punished for committing election offenses.

According to court documents Ayacko record ,minutes of interviews and documents concerning recruitment of election officials hired by IEBC availed together with verification, recounting and re-tallying of all votes for all polling stations for governor post.

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The detailed petition also the court to avail Forms 32, 32A, 37A, 37B, 37C, access to the IEBC
portal server concerning Migori county among other voting materials.

According to results announced at Migori TTC tallying center, Obado was declared the winner for his second term with 201,369 votes against Ayacko’s 113,673.

Other three candidates trailed distantly: Chrispinus Weiria- JP had 3,419, Sammy Ogolla- Independent had 1,532 with Jack Okoth- ANC coming last with 1,234 votes.

In Nyanza region all governors: James Ongwae (Kisii), John Nyagarama (Nyamira), Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay), Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu) and Cornel Rasanga(Siaya) all face petitions.

Obado had a winning margin of 86,696 votes.