Nkedianye to join Jubilee party to face Lenku in nominations

By Obegi Malack

Former Kajiado County governor David Nkedianye will on Tuesday join Jubilee Party to face off with governor Joseph ole Lenku in nominations.

This was revealed during a meeting on Monday, the former governor will depend on Jubilee supporters who are mostly in cosmopolitan region to beat the current governor.

Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje said they are ready to compete with governor Joseph ole Lenku in Jubilee Party nominations. The MP had met MCA aspirants on Tuesday in a Ongata Rongai hotel and asked them to join him at Jubilee Party HQs to welcome the former ODM governor.

In the latest showdown governor Joseph Lenku claims Nkedianye should seek a job in the next government since he (Lenku) is the popular candidate and will get the Azimio ticket.

He claimed that the former governor has been depending on ODM Party leader Raila Odinga for votes.

Last week Nkedianye claimed Lenku does not want nominations to take place since he has lost ground and wants a direct ticket.

“Am ready for Azimio nominations, bring it on, he wants me out but am going nowhere, ” Nkedianye said. He insisted that is ready for nominations and the governor had detected defeat.

The battle has become stiff with both aspirants claiming to receive defectors from each other’s camp. They are also claiming to receive endorsement from leaders.

Nkedianye’s deputy MP Manje is in Jubilee Party which had complicated matters on who should represent the Azimio Party, this might have forced the defection to Jubilee Party.

Under the amended Political Parties Act, party primaries are expected to conclude nomination by April 22.

Politicians who will be unsuccessful in the primaries will still have a chance to be on the ballot as independent candidates, they can also join any political outfit before March 26. Independent candidates have up to May 2nd to submit their symbols.   

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