Jubilee Party has confirmed the postponement of its National Delegates Convention (NDC) that was to be held in order to, among other deliberations, kick Ruto out of the party’s leadership.
In a press release seen by Kivumbi.co.ke, Jubilee announced that the NDC that was to be held on November 30, has been postponed to give room for President Uhuru to deliver the annual State of the Nation address.
“The President, who is also the Jubilee Party Leader will deliver the constitutionally binding annual State of the Nation address on 30th November, the same day when the Jubilee NDC is scheduled,” read the press release sigend by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
The party promised to set a different date and venue for the NDC that is meant to shake up the party’s leadership in the wake of mass exits by politicians who have linked up with William Ruto in the United Democratic Alliance.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused by the postponement and urge our Party members to continue with other Party activities as we wait for the new date,” it further read.
Reports indicate that apart from the State of the Nation Address, the NDC was put on hold until ODM leader Raila Odinga launches his presidential ambition.
On December 10, Raila is expected to declare whether he will run for the presidency or not in the event expected to be graced by local and international dignitaries at the Kasarani stadium.
Other than giving Raila Odinga room, the Jubilee Party also took a step back in order to re-brand their outfit to mark the new changes that will be affected.
“The party will invite international dignitaries from across the globe in what officials said would be part of the plan to showcase Jubilee’s legacy.
The President will invite his friends from other countries while the party will also send invitations to political party leaders from other nations with which we share ideologies,” Jubilee deputy Secretary-General Joshua Kutunny told the Star.