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Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 21:00 EATamboleokata@gmail.com
As the Jubilee Party prepares to hold its primaries in Nakuru County this Friday, aspirants eyeing various seats are calling for tough measures to ensure the exercise is free and fair. Addressing the media today at the county party offices, the aspirants led by Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament aspirant Kariko Mwangi and his Nakuru Town East counterpart Benson Mwangi Wangai called on the party leadership to ensure a level playing ground for all those seeking the party tickets.
Kariko said that to ensure the nominations are free and fair, each polling station should receive a number of ballot papers equal to the number of registered voters in that polling station, something he said will ensure that no polling station receives extra ballot papers that can be used for rigging. He also said that there should be an audit of unused ballot papers at the end of the polling exercise to ensure that the remaining ballot papers are not used by those with intending to rig the elections.
Kariko insisted that all aspirants should be treated equally for the good of the party because they deserve the right of seeking those positions. The aspirants also want the party to make clear which register will be sued during the nomination between the 2013 and the 2017 register.
On his part, Benson called all on Jubilee Party members to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right of voting in their preferred leaders. He however warned against any plans to rig the nominations saying that he will accept nothing less of a free and transparent election process.
Jubilee will hold its primaries in Nakuru County on Friday with aspirants accusing the incumbent leaders of planning to rig the process in their favour.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County