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Bett declares interest in JAP chairmanship, days after joining

03 March 2015, 14:43 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Days after ditching the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and joining the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP), former roads minister Franklin Bett has said that he will be contesting for the national chairmanship of JAP when party elections are called.

Bett who also served as Bureti Member of Parliament said that he is the best candidate to head JAP as they prepare for 2017.

Speaking Monday at a Nakuru hotel, Bett said that he is a seasoned politician with the experience needed to head a party like JAP.

“It should be known that JAP has interim officials and time will come when we will need to elect officials through the delegates system and when that time comes, I will be in the race for the chairmanship of JAP. Who doesn’t know Bett in this country? This puts me in a better position to lead JAP,” he said.

Read Also: ODM loses ground in the Rift Valley as Bett joins Jubilee

At the same time, Bett said that he is still friends with CORD leader, Raila Odinga despite having ditched his party.

Bett added that he is still consulting his people on the most suitable seat to contest for in the 2017 general elections but mentioned that he will be focused on a much bigger position that a member of parliament.

“Definitely, I will not be going for the MP’s position but I will talk to the people of Kericho and ask them about where they want me to be before I can decide which seat to go for,” he said.

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