Nyeri Town MP says current talks about Jubilee Party going into a merger with ODM are pre-mature and not important for the outfit, especially now when they are on the campaign trail drumming up support for the party’s candidate in Kiambaa.
Speaking in Nyeri on Tuesday, the legislator said it was unviable to talk about the party’s 2022 plans if it did not win the July 18th minipolls, in Kiambaa and Muguga which he said must be won by the party if it wants to survive in the populous Mt Kenya region.
”At this moment in time, the most important thing is to make sure we deliver the Kiambaa and the Muguga seats. If we were to lose the by-elections as Jubilee, people would say we are not viable to have a coalition with us. Because we are are not a strong party,” the MP said.
Ngunjiri, who is a staunch ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta also admitted the ruling party’s loss in Juja last month had created a perception the outfit was losing traction in the region, something he vows will be corrected by clinching the Kiambaa seat.
”Every party wants to have a conversation with us on the basis that they believe we are the leading party in the Mt. Kenya region. It is important for us to consolidate that and make sure that we confirm that position,” he added.
Last week, allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and those of Rt Hon Raila Odinga met at a Nairobi hotel to put in place a framework that will see Jubilee and ODM parties front a single presidential candidate in 2022.