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UDF not in a hurry to join JAP

27 January 2015, 21:45 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Webuye East Member of Parliament, Alfred Sambu has said that United Democratic Forum (UDF) is not in a hurry to join the newly formed Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP).

Sambu said that UDF is still a member of Amani coalition, and they are still weighing the situation before making any radical decision.

Speaking at Webuye Kenya Medical Training College on Monday, the legislator said that currently they are working on ensuring that they get enough numbers through sensitizing Western region residents to register so they can have bargaining power in 2017.

"We brought together Luhyas, Tesos and Sabaots (Lutesa) with aims of registering six million voters so we can control a voting block and have a say in the Kenyan politics," said Sambu.

He said that Kenyan politics is still regionalized, and that that is the reason why every region has its own strong political vehicle to give them an edge over the rest.

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"We are looking at 2017 political equation and will only earn respect if we make a radical decision that will help our people because we have been sidelined for so long in key government and paraststal jobs," he said.

The legislator noted that each party must have an agenda for 2017 because of the democratic space they are currently enjoying.

Sambu called on Kenyans from Western region to register in large numbers as voters before 2017 to have the bargaining power.

"UDF is a national party and we don't want to rush and make wrong decision; we will consult widely before coming up with a binding pact if need be," he said.

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