'I won’t join JAP', says Munya
07 October 2015, 11:32
Nairobi - Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya has maintained that he will not join Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) come 2017.
Munya, who is the Meru Governor, said proper procedures were not followed to disband parties under the Jubilee alliance.
" It is unacceptable for a few leaders to meet and make decisions on behalf of the rest of the people yet there are organs that need to be called to make such decisions," he said.
" I would not have had issues with JAP if normal procedures would have been followed to disband these parties," he added.
According to Munya, disbanding the Jubilee alliance affiliates is a way of killing democracy in Kenya.
" If you sit down alone as a leader of a party and you decide to disband it, then you are telling us you don’t care about other people and even democratic processes," Munya said.
He said he was not the only one opposed to the formation of JAP in the Mount Kenya region, and even hinted at seeking another party’s ticket ahead of 2017 polls.
" I am not the only one opposed to JAP, the entire County Assembly is with me including a section of elected leaders in the entire Mount Kenya region," he opined.
" If they go ahead with their plans, then I will seek an alternative come 2017, because I will not join JAP," the Governor insisted.
A section of parties and leaders have insisted that they are opposed to the formation of JAP and have said that they are considering other options ahead of the 2017 General Elections.
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