The South Rift presidential campaign chairperson and deputy speaker of the national Assembly Dr. Joyce Laboso has assured all Jubilee candidates seeking for political offices in Bomet County that there will be no preferred aspirant.
She told aspirants contesting for Jubilee party nominations in a meeting at a Bomet hotel that Jubilee had no single preferred candidate since the party was preparing for a level playing ground to all its members.
Dr. Laboso said time is gone when aspirants were endorsed by ‘people from above’ adding that democracy required that the electorate are given room to choose their leaders.
“Let nobody lie to any aspirant that president Uhuru Kenyatta or his deputy William Ruto that they have ‘sacred cows’ in the nomination process, no,” she stated.
Dr. Laboso is in the race for the Bomet gubernatorial seat on Jubilee Party ticket alongside National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation chair Dr. Julius Kones, former PS Sammy Kirui, the current Deputy Governor Stephen Mutai and the incumbent Governor Isaac Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani.
Some aspirants expressed fear that those associated with the deputy speaker or officials appointed by President Kenyatta will have an upper hand at the nomination stage a fear which she denounced at the meeting.
She appealed to all aspirants eyeing for all the political posts in the Jubilee ticket to mobilise area residents to register as voters in large numbers during the month long exercise scheduled to kick off today.
Dr. Laboso said Jubilee party was the most popular party in the region and appealed to the local residents to support it by registering members to enable them participate in the party’s nomination exercise slated for the month of April.
“My good Jubilee friends, let us meet the targets we will be given by the party headquarters in our region to register as many members as possible to see the re-election of the president and his deputy in August this year,” she pleaded.