Kwanza ward Member of County Assembly in Trans Nzoia County Sarah Lubano has said the nominations exercise conducted on Tuesday by the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) in Kwanza and Bidii wards was shambolic.
Speaking to the media shortly after the results were released, Lubano said the party officials in the Kwanza constituency went against the party’s communication that the exercise had been postponed.
“I do not recognize the results of the mock elections conducted in violation of our party’s official communication. That exercise was purely shambolic and results predetermined because there were ballot papers, no ballot boxes and nothing was official,” Lubano said.
The first term MCA who was elected on an independent ticket appealed to the party to set another date so that the primaries can be conducted on level ground.
“I had to recall all the delegates who believe in my manifesto and therefore they did not vote. I am still waiting to hear from the party,” she added.
DAP-K adopted an electoral college voting system where Lubano got nine votes against James Lusweti who got 72 votes to emerge the winner.
Lusweti said his victory in the nominations marked the beginning of his transformative agenda for the Kwanza ward.
“We are all satisfied with the whole process and I really thank the 72 delegates who voted for me. It shows how truly believe in my manifesto of transforming Kwanza ward,” he said.
Peter Wangwe, the chairperson of DAP-K in the Kwanza constituency said the party produced a strong candidate to face off with other parties’ candidates.
“We believe Lusweti will deliver this seat in Kwanza ward because he is the strongest candidate we had,” Wangwe said.