Acting Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Elisha Oraro has reportedly resigned from his position as the Kisumu North Member of County Assembly, ahead of the looming poll.
The poll will be held during a special sitting on Friday, January 24, as the house seeks to replace former Speaker Onyango Oloo, who was impeached over graft and bias in September.
Reports indicate that Oraro resigned in compliance with the Constitution, that dictates that candidates eyeing the seat, should formally resign as ward representatives.
Reports on K24 indicate that Oraro will be presenting his papers to relevant agencies today.
Already, a section of MCAs led by Kondele MCA Joachim Oketch have vowed to rally behind Oraro, terming him best placed to lead the assembly.
“We will rally members to back the acting speaker because he is most suited for the position,” Oketch said on Sunday.
However, Oraro is not the only one in the race, after Kenneth Amondi and Geoffrey Yogo, both high court advocates, last week declared their interest in the seat.
Speaking on Sunday, Yogo said if elected, he will restore sanity in the house, which has repeatedly witnessed chaos and leadership wrangles.
“I am best suited to take over the seat, I will restore unity at the County Assembly and use my vast experience in law to generate laws that can make the county prosper,” he said.