Governor Gachagua ditches GNU for JAP
13 April 2015, 21:34
Nyeri - Nyeri Governor, Nderitu Gachagua has ditched his Grand National Union (GNU) party for Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP).
Gachagua said he will soon launch JAP membership recruitment drive.
He was welcomed by a County political faction that claims to be the bona-fide JAP team of officials, led by Chairman Wambugu Nyamu.
There is another faction in the County, led by TNA chairman Thuo Mathenge, who equally claims to be the genuine party officials.
Speaking in Mathira on Sunday, Gachagua said his move to decamp to JAP was to show residents that he was in support of the Jubilee government.
“I have ditched my small party of GNU and am officially in JAP. We shall kick off membership recruitment drive very soon and you will see me leading it,” he said.
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The move is however expected to cause political jitters in the region.
While receiving the Governor, JAP chairman Wambugu Nyamu expressed his gratitude saying that Nyeri County is now under one political party.
“JAP is an inclusive party and we shall accommodate everyone including those who lost in the last general elections. Other leaders like Senator Mutahi Kagwe and MP Peter Weru, both of NARC should now join JAP with no fear,” said Nyamu.
He promised that the party will hold fair nominations during the next elections.
“Am ruling out any that JAP 2017 nominations will be manipulated by individuals. We shall treat all members equally and subject them to fairness,” he said.
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