President Ruto Chairs UDA National Executive Committee Meeting on Party Elections


President William Samoei Ruto chaired the UDA Party National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at State House, where crucial decisions were made regarding the ongoing party elections.

During the meeting, the National Election Board (NEB) briefed the President on the ongoing polls, with President Ruto expressing approval of the polls’ transparency. He instructed NEB Chairman Eng. Anthony Mwaura to proceed with county-level elections in Homabay and Busia, where constituency polls were not contested.

However, he directed that elections in Narok and West Pokot, which are currently under legal dispute, be suspended pending court outcomes. “Where the courts have issued orders stopping the election, we have to postpone. We must respect court orders,” said the President.

Regarding Nairobi, where internal conflicts have arisen over the election process, President Ruto assigned Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to lead negotiations towards a political resolution. He suggested that Nairobi’s polls could be conducted on the same day as those in Homabay and Busia.

The President also addressed the contentious issue of the National Delegates Conference (NDC) composition. The NEC adopted a formula for delegate distribution based on the presidential vote each county returned to the UDA presidential candidate in the 2022 elections. Counties that garnered over 50 percent will produce 20 delegates each to the NDC, while others will share slots on a proportional basis.

Additionally, President Ruto authorized the NEB to proceed with phase two elections in 13 counties.

Deputy Party Leader, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, and other NEC members were present at the meeting.

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