Jubilee names team to take charge of April primaries

Jubilee on Monday unveiled its elections board and expressed confidence that the party would remain united after the nominations.

The National Elections Board (NEB) will be chaired by lawyer Pwoka Wanyonyi, who pledged to ensure the primaries will be transparent, free and fair.

“If the nominations are free and fair then there should be no fall outs because if you believe in Jubilee then you are a leader in Jubilee either way, unless you think you should win,” he said.

Other members of the team, which will steer the party elections are Veska Kangogo, former Kisii mayor Samuel Nyangeso, Dr Samuel Kobia, Mr M.G Waweru, Mr Aden Noor Ali, Ms Leah Ntimama, and Ms Carolyne Kameme Daudi.

Mr Wanyonyi asked members to watch out for media advertisements starting today announcing when county election boards across the country would be chosen.

He said the party was likely to hold the primaries on April 13-26 but warned that secretariat could shift the dates.

“This board has already started working since last week. We know the stakes are high but we are a formidable team who will ensure the process is credible,” he said, warning that they would lock out candidates caught canvassing for positions or those with back door nomination certificates .

“The nomination process will be owned by the people so that everyone can see that fairness has been done,” he said.

He said they will work closely with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in the nomination process.

The commission however said last week last week it will not conduct primaries for any party but would lend technical support if called upon to by any party.

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