Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui will now defend his Nakuru Governor seat on a Jubilee party ticket.
The Governor made the announcement on Friday and said the move is to consolidate the Azimio La Umoja support base ahead of the August 9, polls.
“To consolidate Azimio Coalition support base and lead the campaign team in the region, a decision has arrived that I defend my Governor seat on Jubilee Party ticket. I, therefore, wish to state that I will defend my seat as Nakuru Governor on the Jubilee ticket,” Kinyanjui said.
Kinyanjui said the decision was made after consultations with the top leadership and members of the Ubuntu peoples forum party.
He had earlier said he will seek re-election on a Ubuntu people forum party ticket.
“In the meantime, UPF party will field and support its candidate in respective positions in line with its mandate,” Kinyanjui said.
Kinyanjui said they will now approach the August 9, polls as Azimio la Umoja team.
He said they will field one candidate per seat to ensure that their votes are not divided.
“We shall be unveiling the candidates under Azimio after the nominations and will strive to have only one candidate for each seat from MP to Governor,” Kinyanjui said.
“We are aware this decision is inconvenient for some of our supporters and opponents. Kindly accept our sincere apology.”