NAIROBI, Kenya, October 4 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo says he is ready to back whoever wins the gubernatorial race in the county in next year’s General Election.
He however expressed confidence that he will clinch the seat, pointing out that it will give him an opportunity to complete his development agenda in the region.
He further encouraged leaders to focus more on the interests of the voters and work towards improving their livelihoods.
“I am always ready to back someone who wins elections but in this case I will win so I will back myself. Just like I have done in my past life in politics, once I am done with the elections, they end and work starts there,” he stated.
“I am sure that I should be able to take a quick win and the rest is history. Elections come once in every five years but development will happen for posterity.”
At the same time, the Kiambu Governor who is a member of the Jubilee Party expressed optimism that the nomination process will be free and fair.
“It is a simple thing and I truly believe that the leaders of Jubilee have committed themselves to a free and fair process. It is only a free and fair process that will allow the party to grow. It’s a democratic party and I truly believe the leaders are committed to it. So really there is nothing to discuss. It is a matter of just, free and fair and that’s all,” he pointed out.
Those seeking the party’s ticket to contest elections and those aspiring to be listed for party nominations are required to apply.
According to the stipulated regulations, their applications will be vetted by the party’s national and county election boards.
The party’s proposed election rules require candidates to submit detailed curriculum vitae, a national identity card, a voter card and academic certificates, and compels them to sign an obligatory agreement before being cleared to run.
Though the national and county election boards would be in charge of the party’s electoral process, the National Executive Committee has been assigned veto powers, including disqualifying any candidate at will after the nomination.