Vote six-piece suit to lock out Kanu and CCM, says Sang

Se­na­tor Sang says vot­ers should not be duped into vot­ing for Pres­i­dent Uhuru and DP Ruto through Ju­bilee and at the same time elect lead­ers from other par­ties

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

The Ju­bilee Party will push for a ‘six­piece suit’ vot­ing pat­tern in the Rift Val­ley to lock out Kanu and Chama Cha Mashinani.

Lead­ers tasked with pop­u­lar­is­ing the party in the re­gion have be­gun drum­ming up sup­port for the vot­ing pat­tern urg­ing residents to re­ject as­pi­rants who will run on party tick­ets other than other than JP’s.

“We want a sit­u­a­tion where right from the Pres­i­dent, sen­a­tors, gov­er­nors, MPs, Woman Reps to MCAs, all will be Ju­bilee Party mem­bers. This will make it easy to gov­ern and im­ple­ment the govern­ment’s plans,” Nandi Se­na­tor Stephen Sang said.

Sang said vot­ers should not be duped into vot­ing for Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto on the JP ticket and at the same time elect other lead­ers through other party tick­ets.

“If you choose to give Pres­i­dent Uhuru and DP Ruto the man­date to lead, then give them the full man­date. Those talk­ing of madoadoa should not be al­lowed to con­fuse our peo­ple. We don’t want to have county as­sem­blies and a Par­lia­ment that will make it hard to lead and im­ple­ment our man­i­festo,” he said.

His sen­ti­ments were echoed by Gover­nor Jack­son Mandago of Uasin Gishu, El­geyo Marak­wet Se­na­tor Kipchumba Murkomen and Turbo MP Elisha Busienei.

The move to mar­ket the six-piece suit vot­ing pat­tern comes amid fears within Ju­bilee that fall­outs dur­ing the nom­i­na­tions may lead to protest votes to the ad­van­tage of Kanu and Bomet Gover­nor Isaac Rutto’s CCM.

Rutto has said his party will not field a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date but it will field strong can­di­dates for all the other po­si­tions.

“We al­ready have strong as­pi­rants join­ing our party. We ex­pect them to win so that they can push our agenda in both the county as­sem­blies and Par­lia­ment,” he said.

/ FELIX KIPKEMOI

Bomet Gover­nor Isaac Rutto (hold­ing the mic) when he met URP of­fi­cials at his Tu­moi home in Chep­alungu on Septem­ber 1

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