Amani to stagger primaries for sake of party harmony

Amani to stagger primaries for sake of party harmony
Photo: NEB chairman Martin Atyang’.

Amani National Congress (ANC) has announced it will stagger nominations from April 3 to April 20 and set Friday as deadline for complying with nomination requirements.

The party’s National Elections Board (NEB) said the staggered polls will ensure the party amicably solves any disputes arising from the primaries before the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) April 27 deadline.

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NEB chairman Martin Atyang’ ruled out direct ticket to any aspirant in the 37 counties he said ANC had received applications from people eyeing different positions in the August 8, General Election.

“The dates for nominations in various counties have been staggered to enable candidates with petitions to file them with the Internal Disputes and Resolution Committee (IDRC) so that they can be heard and determined before April 26,” he said.

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The party has, however, indicated conducting its Nairobi primaries 10 days before its partner in Nasa, ODM, bringing into confusion whether the coalition parties will sponsor joint candidates in Nairobi County as they had earlier communicated.

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