UDA to carry Out Grassroots Elections

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United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is in the process of conducting its elections from the grassroots to the national level.

UDA National Vice Chairman Hassan Omari Sarai said President William Ruto has instructed the UDA steering committee members to come up with a program for the party grassroots elections.

He disclosed the party steering committee will soon release the UDA grassroots elections program.

“The mandate of the UDA steering committee is to ensure all party positions will  be contested,” he pointed out.

Sarai said the party steering committee will forward the proposal of the grassroots program to party leader who is the Head of State to give a green light for them to carry on. 

He was speaking during an empowerment event for Persons with Disabilities [PWDs] part of who played an active role in his campaign and the President’s victory held at YMCA Kizingo, off Nyerere Road opposite the former office of the Mombasa Senator in Mombasa county.

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The ruling party’s National Vice Chairman warned that the party has no sacred cows during its grassroots election.  

Sarai, who is East African Legislative Assembly [EALA] legislator, said all party positions will be up for grabs.

He added that he will also be defending his current party post during the elections.

“Nobody will earn a party post directly but through the election process,” he said.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had in July said the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party is set to hold grassroots elections as part of efforts to strengthen and expand its networks.

Gachagua said the ruling party will holding discussions on ways of ensuring elections are held in all the polling stations across the country.

“UDA will have elections, all the officers and officials are serving on an interim basis. The party will make arrangements for national elections from the polling stations to the wards, constituency, county all the way to the national office,” said Gachagua.

He spoke at the party headquarters in Nairobi on Monday, where he toured the offices and held a meeting with party officials. UDA is currently the largest party in the country and boasts over 10 million registered members.

Gachagua, who is the deputy party leader, said he was at the party headquarters to appraise himself on behalf of President William Ruto (the party leader) on activities of the outfit in terms of membership recruitment and preparations of the grassroots elections.

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