Nakuru aspirant faults Jubilee Smart card over ‘unfairness’

A Nakuru Jubilee aspirant has faulted the criteria used in issuing out the Party’s smart Cards that will be used in Party Primaries saying the cards may only benefit the mighty aspirants while negating the less privileged aspirants.

David Macharia-an aspirant for Biashara Ward in Nakuru Town East in an exclusive interview said the party should think otherwise concerning the cards which according to him is not a fair idea to those aspirants who are not financially stable.

He called on the Jubilee party to look into the matter so as not to lock out those who are legible to vote in the August polls.

“On the issue of smart Card, I want to state that there are many obstacles with some candidates not being financially stable to purchase them for their supporters. We also have the issue of remote areas where some party members cannot access the cards so I prefer we go back to manual system” he said.

On the issue of IEBC overseeing the Jubilee Party Primaries, Macharia noted that that too must ensure free and fair nominations.
The Biashara Ward Aspirant was quick to state that whether the smart cards are used or not during the Party Primaries, it is upon the IEBC and the Party to ensure there are mechanisms for free and fair nominations.

“Whether we use the smart cards or we don’t use them, the IEBC as well as the Jubilee Party must ensure free and fair nominations” he said.

On Biashara ward politics, Macharia faulted the current leadership on what he termed as failure to ensure inclusivity in terms of development.

He reiterated that he is in the race to ensure some of the challenges in the Biashara ward are addressed to the latter.

“I am in the race to ensure that there is exclusivity in Biashara Ward in terms of Development since the current leadership seems to negate the people’ he said.

He however called on all aspirants to maintain peace throughout the campaign period ahead of the August polls.

PHOTO/courtesy:Jubilee Smartcard

Martin Gicinga

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