IEBC, Jubilee name team to discuss supervision of party’s nominations

Caption: An ODM party member confirms her details during nominations at Olympic Primary School in Kibera.[The Star.co.ke]

The Head of the Secretariat Raphael Tuju has said that IEBC and Jubilee Party will each contribute three persons to form a six-man team to further discuss supervising the party's nominations.

“We have agreed at the end of the meeting that we have a team of three from Jubilee to meet with a team of three from the IEBC, so that this matter can be discussed further and we look for common ground on outstanding issues,” Tuju told a media briefing after hosting IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and his team at the Jubilee Party Headquarters.

Veronica Maina who together with Tuju will sit in the team said they will have their initial meeting on February 28.

“That is the first day to either agree whether to roll out the rules of engagement and the extent to which IEBC can be involved in the nominations. So on that day we shall be able to lay out a very short programme because we are constrained by time and the timelines that have been issued by the IEBC,” she said as quoted by Capital.

Confirming the formation of the team, Chebukati said they are currently working on party nomination guidelines and regulations.

“If we have the capacity to run a national election, then a party election will not be a problem. We are only talking about a small portion of people participating because, we are only using the party membership lists.”

“But we are talking about logistics, we are also talking about our timelines towards the August 8 General Election. We have a lot of things on the table, we have to do the verification of the voter register and a lot of work that is related to voter and civic education,” the poll agency chief stated.

Chebukati said the parties should prepare adequately to carry out their primaries in a free, fair and transparent manner.

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