After many years of waiting President Uhuru Kenyatta has sanctioned the National Delegates Convention (NDC) of the Jubilee party where he is likely expected to officially endorse ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the August 9 presidential election.
Through a press release by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju on February 3, the NDC will be a two-day event, slated for February 25 and 26 at KICC.
The NDC which has been postponed on a number of occasions is expected to provide a platform for President Uhuru, to give political direction in regards to the 2022 elections.
According to Tuju, the agenda of the NDC will include a review of the party policies as well as an amendment and /or ratifying proposed changes to the Jubilee party constitution to comply with current electoral laws.
“Approve the proposed new seal, Symbol, and Flag of the party. And also to consider and approve any other matters,” Tuju said in the notice.
Speaking to The Star, Kieni MP Kanini Kega said the meeting will center more on the party’s role in the August 9 presidential election.
“This meeting will be providing a road map for our Jubilee party and of course, the party leader will be providing guidance on our joining Azimio la Umoja movement,” the Kieni legislature said.
Speaking in Murang’a recently, Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe had revealed the plans to hold twin NDC alongside ODM that will culminate in unveiling Raila as the joint Jubilee-ODM presidential candidate at Nyayo stadium.
“We shall soon hold our Jubilee NDC at KICC while the ODM will be holding theirs at Bomas of Kenya, we shall then converge at Nyayo stadium to announce our flagbearer,” Murathe said in Murang’a.
Now that Jubilee has already set their NDC in motion, it remains to be seen if the ODM party will follow suit and called their NDC along with the same dates.
As the president prepares to officially announce his support for the former prime minister, Deputy President Wiliam Ruto and his brigade have increasingly accused the president of forcing Raila to Kenyans.