The Jubilee Party has finally picked National Elections Board members to oversee the party primaries amid concerns raised by a section of party aspirants concerning the credibility of the primaries.
According to reports in the local dailies, The Party had received applications from 16 individuals but settled on 9 officials who will seat in the National Elections Board.
Nakuru County Jubilee members are a happy lot since their own Former Nakuru District Commissioner James Mwaura is among the prominent senior Citizens picked to seat in the Board.
The former DC currently holds the prestigious position of National and Strategy Presidential Coordinator.
According to Nakuru Aspirants Caucus CEO Simon Ole Nasieku, though the 9 members list is still under consultations by the President and his Deputy William Ruto, the move is paramount and will restore confidence in the party nominations.
“The Move is paramount and we thank the President and his Deputy for the confidence they have in Mr James Mwaura from Nakuru” he said.
A section of Jubilee Aspirants from Nakuru have in the past months raised fears that that nominations may not be free and fair but now with their own in the National Election Board, they may be convinced that all will go well.
The issue of smart cards that were launched to be used in the Party Primaries has also been faulted by a section of aspirants with some calling on the Party Headquarters to do away with the cards citing unfairness.
According to a section of leaders, the cards were part of a conspiracy to favor rich candidates in the Jubilee party nominations.
The smart cards containing members’ names, national identity numbers, mobile phone numbers and voting details were initially meant to ensure a transparent nomination process.