The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has set sights on winning a majority of elective seats in Trans Nzoia County in the 2022 general elections.
Officials who held a strategic meeting with aspirants in Kitale vowed to maintain a high degree of fairness and democracy in its nominations to ensure only popular candidates fly the party flag during elections.
“Unlike our competitors, we have settled on a common ground of working as a team to popularize the ideals of the party while giving our aspirants a fair ground to sell their agenda,” said the county’s UDA coordinator Robert Otsiula.
Mr. Otsiula they have managed to harmonise their calendar of activities to an extent that aspirants will not backstab each other while seeking support.
“Our nomination exercise will be so fair that those who will lose will back those who will emerge victorious to guarantee us an upper edge against our competitors,” said the coordinator.
One of the party’s gubernatorial aspirants, Mr. Kakai Bissau, said they have also decided to be foot soldiers of deputy president William Ruto where they will pitch tents in all the 25 wards to drum up support for his presidential bid.
“We are engaging the electorate in a conversation that focuses on how to craft solutions to issues that affect them instead of engaging in political theatrics,” Mr. Bissau.
Women aspirants within the party also vowed to ensure the interests of each community within the cosmopolitan region are absorbed to promote cohesiveness.
“We are not focused on a tribal agenda since Trans Nzoia is home to all the communities. We are focused on addressing the socio-economic challenges faced by residents,” said Lillian Siyoi, a woman representative aspirant.
The party is currently engaged in a rigorous digitized membership recruitment drive across the five sub counties with its agents making inroads in villages to enlist the members who will take part in the nomination exercise.