Jubilee affiliates in Lamu welcome new grand merger

Jubilee affiliates in Lamu welcome new grand merger

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Lamu, KENYA: Jubilee affiliates in Lamu county have lauded the grand merger and formation of the Jubilee party ahead of the 2017 general elections.

A total of 11 political parties have folded up to form the Jubilee party that is set to be officially launched on Saturday.

Lamu Senator Abu Chiaba and Lamu East MP Athman Shariff and other Jubilee MCAs, said the move was a new dawn that would see national unity achieved ahead,during and after the forthcoming general elections.

Parties that have folded up into the grand merger include TNA,GNU,URP,TIP,UDF,Ford People,NFK,RC,APK,JAP and UPK.

Senator Chiaba said he was confident that the merger would enable for equitable resource distribution, especially if Jubilee wins the next general elections owing to the fact that the parties are from various parts of the nation.

Chiaba  on Friday said the Jubilee government had proven beyond doubt its capability and capacity to effectively lead the Kenyan people in the right direction.

He urged the people of Lamu to back Jubilee and cast their votes in favor of the party come 2017, since there was a lot to benefit if Jubilee took over or wins the 2017 elections.

The leaders denounced tribal politics and related political parties saying they were only meant to divide Kenyans and destroy unity.

They said the merger was an indicator that Kenyans wanted a change from the old norm and were ready to pursue their interests as a nation.

They called on locals to recognized and acknowledge what the Jubilee government had done for the people of Kenya for the time it has been in power and as such, give them another chance at the 2017 ballot.

“This grand merger as people are now calling it is proof enough that Kenyans are tired of tribal politics. People now want to try something new and different. As such, Kenyans are saying goodbye to divisive politics and ushering in a new dawn.Lets all work with Jubilee since it has our interests at heart,” said Chiaba.