Lusaka party eyes secretary general in JP
‘I hope there will be equality in the appointment of interim officials’
The dissolved New Ford Kenya is scrambling for the secretary general’s office in the newly formed Jubilee Party.
Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka, who was NFK leader, said the party should get the influential position.
He spoke at St Peter’s ACK on Maraba estate, Kakamega county. Lusaka said the party is best placed to push the Jubilee agenda in Western.
The governor said NFK is pushing to get a senior position in JP to help it gain political clout and command Western politics.
“Joining JP was not motivated by the desire for positions or supremacy, but it would be paramount to give every affiliate party a slot,” Lusaka said.
“I hope there will be equality and fairness in the appointment of interim officials before party elections are held.”
JP was launched after 11 parties folded to form the new vehicle for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid.
The new party has no substantive officials and is run by the interim committee that spearheaded the merger. No names have so far been confirmed in any position as leaders continue to jostle for appointments in the new party.
The interim party constitution provides for 21 top posts, including party leader and deputy party leader reserved for Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto.
Before its official dissolution, NFK had threatened to reverse its decision to join JP if it was overlooked in the appointments.
Other parties that folded up to join JP and are jostling for the top positions include TNA, URP, APK, FordPeople and DP.