A Mega boost to Jubilee political party candidate in the upcoming Nakuru County’s London by-elections after two candidates withdrew their candidatures in favor of the ruling party candidate.
This is after the KANU party pulled out of the race yesterday in a surprise move two days after Orange Democratic Party had pulled a similar stunt.
Confirming the incident, KANU Secretary-general Nick Salat said that the move was reached after extensive internal consultation.
“Following wide consultations within the rank and file of the party, Kanu hereby wishes to announce the withdrawal of its candidature from the London Ward by-election in favor of Jubilee Party,” said Salat
He added that the post-election agreement with the ruling party was the main cause of the decision of withdrawing Joseph Njuguna from the by-election slated for Thursday.
“This is part of Kanu’s commitment to forge unity of purpose and deepen political cooperation between our party and Jubilee Party for the benefit of our people,” he said.
Nick expressed confidence in Francis Njoroge the Jubilee candidate emerging victorious in the race.
“Our gesture is anchored on the spirit of this coalition agreement and in the realization that our candidature may jeopardize the imminent victory of the Jubilee candidate. Kanu will be at the forefront of spearheading the candidature of Njoroge of Jubilee Party,” he said.
Salat also noted that KANU had benefitted from a working relationship with the Jubilee on the development front, adding that it was further aimed at supporting the BBI and the upcoming referendum.
Stephen Adhoch the ODM candidate also expressed his disappointment at ODM pulling out of the race but declared his support for Njoroge.
“After engaging ODM leaders, I have accepted to withdraw from the race and back Njoroge for this seat. I urge my supporters to cast their votes for the Jubilee Party.” Said Adhoch while addressing supporters at Nakuru Town West MP Samwel Arama’s residence.