Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party will be having a great field day in Msambweni Constituency by-elections.
In the forthcoming elections scheduled December 15th, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, after holding unsuccessful meeting with Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday 23rd, came out with a shocking announcement that left DP William Ruto allied politicians somewhat in complete anger.
He mentioned in his address held at Party headquarters that their party Jubilee will not field any candidate in the elections, a statement that seemed to be contradicting DP William Ruto’s earlier wishes.
“I am satisfied with what they have done. I was of a different view on Msambweni but a decision has been made,” Dr. Ruto told journalists.
According to Tuju, after CJ David Maraga recently advised the president to dissolve Parliament, it was difficult to carry out any political related activities especially concerning election of MPs.
“The decision not to engage in the contest is informed by the facts prevailing at the moment when we face challenges like the recent advisory by the Chief Justice that parliament should be dissolved,” stated Mr. Tuju.
Tuju added, “In other words, the country has very serious constitutional matters to deal with that will require sobriety and reaching across the political divides in order to navigate our beloved country across some of these challenges”.
The secretary general explained further that the move to stop competing with thier new-found-ally ODM was purely due to a ‘bigger picture’ of the Handshake.
“This announcement has been made in good time so that any aspirant who has interest in a Jubilee ticket still has other pathways to running for this seat,” said Mr. Tuju.
Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori died recently leaving the seat vacant hence attracting a by-election that will see parties scramble to fill the space.
Already two ODM members -Omari Idd Bogo and Nicholas Zanni -have already shown interest in the race to succeed the late Dori.