No joint pri­maries on our Bun­goma turf, says Ford-K

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Ford Kenya will not agree to joint nom­i­na­tions in its Bun­goma county strong­hold and will field can­di­dates for all po­si­tions. Sec­re­tary gen­eral Eseli Simiyu yes­ter­day urged the other Cord af­fil­i­ate par­ties to leave the county to Ford-K, as it has then up­per hand.

He was ad­dress­ing the press at the Ford Kenya of­fices in Kan­duyi, Bun­goma town. The Ton­garen MP said only Ford-K has struc­tures in Bun­goma, un­like the other par­ties, which do not even have an of­fice on the ground.

”We don’t want ODM and Wiper to field can­di­dates in Bun­goma. This is purely a Ford-K zone. Let our friends field their can­di­dates in other re­gions where they are strong,” Eseli said. He said in 2013 they lost many seats to Cord af­fil­i­ate par­ties.

Bun­goma has 45 wards and nine con­stituen­cies. “We have strong can­di­dates in Ford Kenya and we are not go­ing to al­low our part­ners to com­pete with us in our own re­gion. This is our re­gion and we con­trol it. We need to have a say po­lit­i­cally,” Eseli said.

He said the party has be­gun to pop­u­larise it­self across in Bun­goma and Trans Nzoia. Eseli urged those who de­fected to New Ford Kenya be­fore it dis­solved to merge into the Ju­bilee Party to come back to Ford-K.

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