Jubilee affiliate parties in Western have decided to join forces with Jubilee Party as one coalition for a coordinated campaign and support that will take President Uhuru Kenyatta to the State House in 2017.
The delegates of the parties allied to Jubilee which include New Ford Kenya, UDF, URP and TNA from Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia counties have revealed that they require money to buy the minds of the people in the various regions to support Jubilee. This is because many are furious with the coalition.
Speaking at a meeting at Sheywe Guest House on Monday, the representatives urge Jubilee officials to facilitate them with cash as people don’t give a chance to their campaigns.
They added that they are being pursued out each time they come to gatherings like funerals to sell Jubilee and on that account need money to soften the minds of people.
The delegates who were present include Mary Emase (Teso South), MPs Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Ben Washiali (Mumias East), and UDF national chairman Osman Hassan.
MPs Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani) called on the Jubilee leaders to issue orders to local direct chiefs and assistant chiefs to give security to the members of the parties under the coalition.
He also pleaded with Jubilee government to help all the subordinate politicians from parties allied to it by mandating the local rulers to get them access to sensitize people in funerals and other social gatherings.
Shinali also quoted the Former Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito as saying that Jubilee politicians from Western should be financed appropriately to help win people’s mind.
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Noah Wekesa, who is the co-chairman of the National Steering Committee for the merger, noted that it is very obtainable to have a Luhya presidency in 2022 but not in the coming election in 2017.
He then called on all candidates in presidential race from Western to do away with their ambition for now and join forces with Jubilee to gain national fame before participating in the race.