Jubilee merger about only two parties – Munya
Meru Governor Peter Munya has downplayed the formation of Jubilee Party saying the merger is beneficial to just two parties, Deputy President William Ruto’s URP and Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA.
Munya said that other parties that joined Jubilee have no significance in strengthening the party’s support base since most of them do not have representatives in county assemblies and Parliament.
“What Jubilee has done is merge briefcase parties that have neither offices nor MCA and turning them into one party,” said Munya.
“What we know is that only two parties merged, TNA of President Uhuru Kenyatta and URP of Deputy President William Ruto. The rest have no consequence,”
Munya further challenged Jubilee to provide solutions to miraa farmers during their planned tour of the region.
“As a community we will not tolerate empty rhetoric. When Jubilee leaders come for their planned prayer rally they should provide solutions and not just empty promises.”
“What we want is development agenda and how parties will improve the lives of Kenyans. They should not bring us baseless politics.”
He said that the Meru people have planned themselves ahead of the next elections and would not be swayed into voting for Jubilee.
Munya added that Jubilee’s plan to merge parties was a ploy to take the country back to Kanu era where one party was dominant over others.
“I am with the people and I will defend them and work to ensure the miraa market prosperous. We will continue defended democracy because Kenya is a democratic country.”
At least 11 parties have so far merged to form Jubilee Party ahead of the next elections.
The parties include URP, TNA, JAP, Tip Tip, UPK, Republican Convention, New Ford Kenya, Ford People, Saba Saba Asili, GNU AND APK.
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