President William Ruto chaired UDA Party National Executive Committee (NEC), where a raft of decisions were made on the ongoing party elections.

At the meeting at State House, where the National Election Board (NEB) gave their brief on the ongoing polls, President Ruto gave his nod on the polls transparency.

The President asked the NEB Chairman Eng. Anthony Mwaura to proceed with County level elections in the counties of Homabay and Busia, whose constituency polls were not challenged.

He however directed that the elections in Narok and West Pokot, which have been contested in court be suspended pending the outcome of the disputes.

“Where the courts have issued orders stopping the election, we have to postpone. We must respect court orders”, said the President.

On Nairobi where two camps are at loggerheads on the process of elections, Ruto directed Deputy President to lead in negotiations that will lead to a political settlement.

“Nairobi’s polls can be held on the same day as the other two counties,” he said.

The Party Leader also put to rest the contentious issue of composition of the National Delegates Conference, with NEC strongly adopting the formula on sharing of delegates on county basis depending on the presidential vote that each county returned to the UDA presidential candidate in 2022 elections.

This process will see counties that garnered over 50 percent produce 20 delegates each to the NDC, with others below that mark sharing other slots on pro-rata basis.

The President further gave NEB the go-ahead to proceed with phase two elections in 13 counties.

Deputy Party Leader, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and other NEC members were in attendance.
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