The high court yesterday ordered Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party to nominate a candidate for the Taita-Taveta governor seat.
Justice Jessie Lessit directed the party to use its internal mechanism and comply with their laws in appointing the candidate.
The Judge issued the orders after an appeal by Thomas Mwadegu who had asked the high court to direct ODM party to issue him with the nomination certificate.
He also wanted the high court to reverse the Political Parties Dispute tribunal’s ruling that had nullified his win.
The tribunal had ordered ODM National Election Board to repeat the governorship nomination in five polling stations in Taveta which allegedly did not vote.
NEB had announced that Mwadeghu had won the nominations and issued him with the party’s ticket.
Meanwhile KIGUMO MP Jamleck Kamau withdrew from appeal filed by Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria.
Jamleck through his lawyer did not oppose the memorandum of appeal filed by Wa Iria saying he had pulled out of repeat elections for Muranga governorship.
Wa Iria filed the appeal after PPDT on Friday ordered for a repeat of the Murang’a Gubernatorial nomination exercise within 72 hours.
The tribunal in it’s ruling had noted that the initial exercise was not free and fair and that the number of voters who participated in the exercise exceeded the ones in the Jubilee register. The High court will rule on the appeal today.