ODM confident of win despite of Uhuru lead

Written By Michael Maunda on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 11:34 PM

The Orange Democratic Movement maintains that it will still carry the day, despite the provisional results placing TNA’s Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of Raila Odinga.

According to the latest provisional tallies, Uhuru leads with 2, 278,306 votes (54 per cent) against Raila’s 1,705,834 (40 per cent). UDF’s Musalia Mudavadi is a distant third with 116,852 according the latest provisional results as at 10:57am.

CORD election Results 2013
The Raila’s campaign manager Eliud Owalo said ODM was still confident of winning the elections in the first round, given that IEBC has not released votes from Raila’s strongholds while Uhuru’s strongholds are nearly being exhausted.

“You can clearly see from the same that in our strongholds, results have been received and released by IEBC from an average of less than one to five per cent of the total number of polling stations while in TNA strongholds, the percentage of polling stations from which results has been received and released by IEBC so far is an average of 30-40per cent,” an optimistic Owalo said in a statement.

“In short, we are winning this election and there should be no cause for alarm,” Owalo added.
He singled out Tharaka Nithi County, which produced highly disputed results in the 2007 elections. The County had by the time of the statement reported 35 per cent of the results with Uhuru in the lead. Others are the Rift Valley and Central counties, from where Uhuru draws his strongest support.

ODM’s statement is in contrast to William Ruto, Uhuru’s running mate who last night sounded buoyant of a win. Ruto said the Jubilee Coalition was so far pleased with the results and predicted a favourable poll outcome for their team.