Joint CORD nominations the way to go – MP Gumbo

Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo
Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo

Rarieda Member of Parliament, Nicholas Gumbo, has welcomed the proposal by a section of ODM members to consider joint nominations among the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) affiliate parties.

Gumbo said that the move will help stem intra-coalition competition without necessarily having to form an umbrella party.

Speaking at the Rakombe ACK Church in Rarieda Sunday, September 25, Gumbo said that CORD will not replicate what Jubilee Party has done by swallowing ‘smaller’ parties but plans on joint nominations.

The Rarieda MP reiterated that CORD affiliate parties have closely similar policies and it makes more sense to go the negotiated democracy route other than merging the parties.

He also called on party members and officials to respect the will of the people and remain democratic during the nomination process to avoid possible fallouts that may weaken the party.

Gumbo seized the opportunity to lash at President Uhuru Kenyatta over his remarks a fortnight ago where he said that ‘Jubilee will continue eating meat while the opposition salivates’, remarks the MP termed as a show of failure.

He said that the Head of State’s remarks were a clear indication that Jubilee was not in touch with reality and that it was out to squander the taxpayer’s money.

He added that once CORD forms the next government, it will be in a position to cater for the larger percentage that has been salivating and living below the poverty line.

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