Senator ready to quit Jubilee
03 August 2016, 17:16
Nairobi - A high ranking Jubilee Coalition Senator is ready to quit the ruling coalition if nominations for the 2017 elections are irregularly done.
Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko says he will run as an independent candidate for the 2017 Nairobi Gubernatorial polls if he feels that there is favouritism come the nomination process.
The comments come days after a number of Jubilee Coalition leaders called for Wamalwa to earn direct nomination to face Governor Evans Kidero come the 2017 polls.
According to Sonko, if that happens, he will run as an independent.
" I welcome honourable Wamalwa to the race but it must be a race. If there is no race then I will seek election on a different platform," he said in Nairobi Wednesday after supporters asked him about the Wamalwa rumours.
He said that democracy must prevail in the race for the top seat and that the flag bearer must win fairly.
" We must have fair elections and nominations to keep the party intact. Otherwise, we risk having a divided party," he added.
Wamalwa is said to be favourite amongst President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto to take on Kidero come the 2017 polls.
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