Maendeleo The Chap Chap party will distribute direct nomination tickets to candidates seeking elective positions in the upcoming August 9th general election based on consensus on who is stronger than the other.
The party’s leader, Governor Alfred Mutua, announced on Thursday that the party’s National Governing Council had approved a plan to exclude candidates from pre-election competitions, allowing them to focus their efforts on winning their seats.
“As Maendeleo Chap Chap, we have decided not to hold party primaries and instead to issue direct tickets.” “When there are multiple applicants for a ticket, we will have different procedures for reaching an agreement,” Dr. Mutua explained.
He made the remarks during the unveiling of Maendeleo Chap Chap Party candidates for various positions drawn from the entire lower Eastern region.
Mutua took advantage of the opportunity to persuade applicants from other political parties seeking tickets to join his, claiming that their names would be guaranteed to appear on the ballot.
“I’m confronting people looking for tickets from other political parties: are you sure that party will give you a ticket?” Do you believe the nominations will be free and open to all? “Maendeleo Chap Chap will ensure that,” said Dr. Mutua.
Simultaneously, Mutua rejected suggestions for zoning political aspirants among the Azimio coalition’s various parties, claiming that Maendeleo Chap Chap will run for all elected offices except the presidency.
“We’ll have candidates running in Wards, Constituencies, and the County.” The other Azimio partners will have to decide whether or not to participate. “Aside from the presidency, we will not cede any region or elected position,” Mutua vowed.
He stated that all political parties that agreed to work with the Azimio coalition had an equal stake in negotiating for space and opportunities within the Azimio administration.
“We had a summit meeting, and our officials are right there on the bargaining table,” he explained.Among the key aspirants were Machakos gubernatorial ticket flag bearer, deputy governor, Francis Maliti, former Machakos County Assembly Speaker, Bernard Mung’ata (senate), veteran city lawyer, Wilfred Nyamu (Kitui Senatorial seat), former County Health ECM, Ancent Kituku (Kangundo MP), and Kiima Kimwe (MCA), Caleb Mule (Machakos Town MP), and others.