The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Cord Abandons Joint Nominations

CORD will not hold joint nominations as it had earlier announced. The decision to abandon the proposed joint nomination system has been occasioned by mounting pressure from its affiliate parties.

Various parties under the CORD coalition want to undertake their own nominations although they will all support Raila for the presidency.

Yesterday, Ford Kenya became the latest party to reject the proposal for joint nominations which would mean that CORD would field a single candidate for each seat.

Speaking at the party headquarters in Nairobi, Ford Kenya Secretary General Eseli Simiyu said the party will not accept joint nominations where it has a strong presence.

"The statement that was issued on joint nominations was not a blanket statement for everywhere in the country. It was supposed to apply to certain areas in the country," he asserted.

Chama Cha Uzalendo, The Independent Party, Peoples Democratic Party and five other parties on Sunday argued that joint nominations will lock out their candidates.

"If they want us to walk out from the alliance, they should forget and from today we will deal directly with the Prime Minister and Vice President on this issue," said CCU leader Wavinya Ndeti.

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