300 opposition aspirants in Bungoma decamp to Jubilee Party
23 September 2016, 09:24
Bungoma - Over 300 aspirants vying for various political seats in Bungoma County have decamped from Ford Kenya and ODM to Jubilee Party.
Receiving them at a Sirisia hotel, Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka said Jubilee party is taking the country by storm and soon all Kenyans will join it.
"Opposition can't offer any assistance to your problems. Join us so that we can help you secure jobs and better your lives rather than sit pretty in the opposition and get marginalised for long," he said.
The defectors were led by a former Ford-Kenya party aspirant for Malakisi/South Kulisiru Ward in Sirisia constituency, Davis Wenya.
Wenya said Ford Kenya had killed the dreams of many youths while Jubilee Party is friendly to young people.
"Ford Kenya is not in Kakamega and Busia because ODM has overtaken it while JP has taken over Bungoma. Ford Kenya is only in Kabuchai constituency where party leader Moses Wetang'ula comes from," said Wenya.
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Earlier on, Bungoma County Assembly Deputy Speaker Jane Chebet officially joined Jubilee Party during a function at Toroso Mixed Secondary School.
Lusaka said the move was testimony enough that Jubilee Party wave was sweeping across Western Kenya.
"Jubilee is a people-focused and development-oriented party. I am calling on all the people to join us in this great vehicle; a vehicle that will change the fortunes of Kenyans without any discrimination," he said.
The defectors claimed they were tired of empty rhetoric and wanted a party that would offer them a bright future.
"We cannot be working on promises; empty promises that have no future at all. Wetang'ula has been our leader for ages yet we have not seen any positive change," said Lusaka.
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