UDA announces 50% waiver of nomination fees for women and youth

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Elections Council has announced a fifty percent waiver of the nomination fee for all women and young aspirants.

The board also assured that the exercise will be free and fair, indicating that all candidates will be allowed to compete on an equal footing.

The party led by DP William Ruto will organize its nominations in April in view of the August elections.

Speaking to the press at Simba Lodge in Naivasha, the board members said they would abide by the newly amended Political Party Amendment Bill 2021.

Board chairman Antony Mwaura said the party had established its nomination guidelines and synchronized them with the IEBC guidelines.

“The party has no preferred candidate and all aspirants from highest to lowest will be subject to nominations,” he said.

Mwaura added that they are working on deadlines and nomination fees that will be fair to anyone looking to join the UDA.

He added that the council had established nomination fee guidelines for all categories, with particular attention to special interest groups, including women and young people.

“The board waived nomination fees for all persons with disabilities vying for party positions and approved a 50% waiver for women and young aspirants,” he said. he declares.

While calling for peaceful co-existence and campaigns, Mwaura urged UDA supporters to maintain decorum in their engagement and respect their competitors.

“The Board has taken note of the deadlines of the IEBC Gazette and the Amended Political Party Amendment Bill 2021 which has just been completed and will issue further notice to aspirants,” it said. -he declares.

UDA general secretary Veronica Maina said she wanted to organize a transparent, free and fair nomination across the country in the coming months.

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