Jubilee party set to announce new dates for primaries Saturday

Jubilee party secretary General Raphael Tuju addresses the press at the party’s head office /UPESINEWS

BY NAMULONGO ,NAIROBI,22ND APRIL 2017-Jubilee Party was on Saturday set to announce new dates for the nominations exercise after the cancellation of the primaries that aborted on Friday.

Of the 21 counties where nominations were scheduled to take place on Friday, on a few conducted the exercise that was marred by chaos and confusion after aspirants accused the election board of delivering few materials among other anomalies.

“The exercise has been cancelled in all the areas and new dates will be announced on Saturday,” Raphael Tuju, the party’s Secretary General announced on Friday night after protests from supporters and aspirants—some of who boycotted the exercise.

Overwhelmed by numerous complaints from various parts of the country, the party had started by cancelling the exercise in 11 counties, followed by six others before Tuju declared null and void any exercise conducted in any of the 21 counties, even as the tallying got underway in some areas.

Throughout the day, the exercise had been marked by confusion which forced supporters in areas like Kericho, sections of Kiambu and Nakuru to set ablaze the voting materials.

The cancellation left aspirants counting massive losses in hundreds of millions spent in campaigns countrywide.

Police said no major casualties had been reported, but many supporters are thought to have sustained minor injuries.

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