By Allan Wanjiku
Gaturi Ward MCA aspirant Joshua Githinji Mwangi has opposed Jubilee Party’s move to give a direct ticket for Gaturi by elections.
Mr Githinji says he is a democrat and that the electorate should be given a chance to have their final say on who to represent them.
According to the Aspirant, the ruling Jubilee party should rescind its decision to halt conducting party primaries to give the Jubilee members to vote their favourite candidate who shall ferry the party’s flag in the upcoming by election which will be held on December this year.
Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju had in a release urged the interested candidates to apply to the party by September 30 only for the party to declare that it will not hold party primaries.
” I call on Jubilee party to abandon the idea of conducting interviews with a view of giving a direct ticket to an aspirant, its good that we go for party primaries so that the best gets to the ballot,” Mr Githinji said.
The aspirant said giving a candidate a direct ticket could be a recipe for the downfall of the party since locals could go for an independent candidate should they find out that their interests were not catered for by the party in the process of selecting the party’s candidate.
He exuded confidence that he will win the Gaturi seat for the jubilee party if he happens to be the party candidate.
At the same time, Mr Githinji urged Mt Kenya leaders to continue supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta in bid to finish his term while at the same time delivering his manifesto.