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Nakuru Jubilee aspirants want IEBC to conduct primaries

At the same time, the chairman challenged the party to come clear on the amount of money each aspirant will be required to pay as nomination fee to avoid last minute rush which he said might lock out some aspirants who don’t have money.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comThursday, 05 Jan 2017 17:11 EAT

Former Nakuru MP David Manyara celebrates his election as interim party chairman in Nakuru County in December. (Photo: Courtesy/The Star).

The Jubilee Party has been challenged to ensure that the party primaries for the August general elections are carried out in a transparent manner to avoid fallouts. The Nakuru County Jubilee Aspirants Caucus chairman Abdul Noor said that the ruling party nominations should prove to its members that Jubilee is indeed a democratic party by undertaking credible primaries.

Speaking in Nakuru Town early today, Mr Noor said that the party must ensure that it has a party members register to ensure that outsiders do not infiltrate the nomination exercise. "The party must ensure that we have a credible register of party members who will be allowed to take part in the nomination process because this is the  only way we will ensure that the process is credible," said Mr Noor.

At the same time, the chairman challenged the party to come clear on the amount of money each aspirant will be required to pay as nomination fee to avoid last minute rush which he said might lock out some aspirants who don’t have money.

Noor added that the IEBC should take charge of the party's nominations as had been promised by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "Just like the president had promised, we want the IEBC to take charge of the nominations not only in Jubilee but in other political parties as well since this will create a level playing field for all the aspirants," he said.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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