ANC yesterday unveiled a staggered April calendar for party primaries in 37 counties to be followed by NASA joint nominations.
Chairperson Martin Etyang said NASA principals will agree on the specific counties where the alliance will hold joint nominations next month.
“The common feeling is that in some areas such as Nairobi and Mombasa we must agree to have joint nominations to retain our influence, despite opposition from some quarters,” Etyang said.
Amani National Congress primaries will be conducted on different dates to enable candidates with petitions filed at the Internal Disputes and Resolution Committee.
They will be heard and determined before April 26. All parties contesting in the August polls must submit the list of candidates to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission before April 27 as stipulated in the regulations.
“NASA will next month unveil an election board after agreeing on specific counties. But in other counties, including all strongholds, we will field candidates in all positions as individual parties,” Etyang said.
ODM unveiled its calendar for primaries last week. It will also have staggered elections in April. Other NASA members, among them Wiper and Ford Kenya, have not announced their nomination dates.
“All our party activities are going hand in hand with the IEBC rules and we will meet the timelines as required by the election agency,” he said.
ANC will field candidates in other NASA parties strongholds such Nyanza and Lower Eastern, as well as in areas allied to Jubilee, such as the Rift Valley and Mount Kenya.
The party targets Rift Valley regions that are close to Westen and Meru, which seem to be gravitating to the opposition.
“The party will conduct primaries in Kericho, Laikipia and Nakuru on April 8 and Isiolo, Meru and Maua on on April 13,” Etyang said.
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