Namwamba’s party yet to settle on Presidential candidate


Namwamba's party yet to settle on Presidential candidate
Prof Julia Ojiambo, MP Ababu Namwamba and David Makali during LPK launch onThursday, September 23, 2016 at Mamba Village, Karen, Nairobi. PHOTO: Vincent Afande

The Labour Party of Kenya under the leadership of Budalang’i Member of Parliament, Ababu Namwamba, on Saturday, January 4 indicated that it has not yet settled on the candidate its members will support for presidency come August 8 when Kenyans go to the polls.

Speaking in Nakuru County, the party’s Secretary General, David Makali, however, said that deliberations are underway on the same adding that the party will also be filling candidates for various seats in the August polls.

Makali further indicated that the party’s top leadership is working out on the best strategies and will engage with other stakeholders ahead of the elections.

The Secretary General further gave aspirants until February 8 to enroll with the party and submit their nomination applications by February 15.

According to Makali, the party had gained traction across the country after it published its nomination requirements.

“The three days meeting is meant to allow the party leadership discuss its election strategies, campaign programme, nominations and support for party candidates at all levels,” said Mr Makali.

The Party will issue an official statement on Sunday on the decision of the party.

The Labour Party of Kenya is chaired by Prof Julia Ojiambo, who has been the national chair, despite the political vehicle remaining dormant for some time.

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