Trans Nzoia Ford Kenya party officials have opposed the endorsement of Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa by the party leader Moses Wetangula to be party’s 2022 gubernatorial candidate .
The party officials termed Wetangula’s move as a threat to internal party democracy that will deny other potential candidates a fair chance for the party ticket.
Speaking in Kitale, the officials said all aspirants for various elective seats must be treated equally and later be subjected to a nomination exercise towards the general elections to ensure party members choose popular ones.
“The party leader has been sending a message of favoritism of some candidates which is scaring others who feel marginalized. This is an issue that must come to an end,” said Mr. Wekesa Lusakia.
They also called on Senator Wetang’ula to spearhead reconciliations with dissenting factions within the party instead of taking sides; a move which they said is weakening the party ahead of the 2022 elections.
“We should ensure that the party is stronger by amicably finding a lasting solution to the internal wrangles away from the courts for us to focus on ensuring the party performs well in the coming elections,” said Mrs Elizabeth Nafula.