•The board added that it will communicate the outcome of the conclusion and consultations building and give the way forward.
•"We urge our members to exercise patience in the meantime."
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has postponed party primaries in Kilifi and Mombasa counties that were scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a statement, the Raila Odinga-led party stated that it was putting off the nominations to enable the conclusion of the ongoing consultations.
The board added that it will communicate the outcome of the consensus and consultations building and give the way forward.
"The Party Primaries for Kilifi County and Mombasa County scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2022, and Wednesday, April 6, 2022, respectively, are hereby postponed to enable the conclusion of the ongoing consultations and consensus-building," the statement read.
"We urge our members to exercise patience in the meantime."
The announcement barely comes hours after the party refuted claims that they had settled on a candidate for the Mombasa governor seat.
The seat is being eyed by Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir and businessman Suleiman Shahbal.
This was after images of fake nomination certificates for the two governor hopefuls made rounds on various social media platforms.
In an updated timetable given on Wednesday, the nominations would run from April 1 to April 21.
The ODM party has in the last few days been forced to clarify the issue of giving direct nominations.
It has also been accused of returning nomination fees to some aspirants who had expressed interest in various seats.