Don’t expect uniform voting pattern next year – Rutto tells Jubilee leaders
Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has said the Jubilee Party should not expect to sweep all seats in the Rift Valley as has been witnessed in past elections. He said the traditional “uniform voting pattern”, in which votes rallied behind leaders of a popular party is long gone. Rutto said voters, especially in the Rift Valley, are now informed and will only vote for visionary leaders who can help them achieve their agenda, regardless of the parties they are in. “Everyone is free to seek votes on any party. This time round it will not be as easy as Jubilee might think, people know the kind of leaders they want,” Rutto said. He spoke during the reception of the AGC Church national chairperson Grace Koech at her Longisa home on Saturday. Rutto was accompanied by MCAs Stephen Changmorik (Longisa), Robert Metet (Silibwet) and nominated MCAs Beatrice Chebomui and Hellen Taplilei. He said the decision to fold up URP prompted him to form the CCM party to fight for the rights of the common man.