We’ve printed 30 million ballot papers for UDA nominations – DP Ruto
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party leader William Ruto has said the party has so far printed 30 million ballot papers ahead of the nominations which will kick off on Thursday, April 14.
Ruto said the party is short of 15 million papers that will be printed in the next three days.
"All the necessary arrangements have been made. I supervised the printing of the ballot papers in the past two days and I will personally supervise the nomination exercise.
"We have printed 30 million ballot papers and we will conclude the printing of the remaining 15 million in the next three days so that by this weekend, we should be ready to carry out the nomination exercise," Ruto said when he addressed a press conference at his official residence in Karen.
The Deputy President further assured aspirants of free and fair nominations.
"I want to assure all candidates across the country that we have the necessary experience and knowledge to run a credible nomination exercise. We all know the importance of that exercise," he added.
Ruto was unveiling candidates for senator and governor positions in Kisii County for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
During the presser, Charles Matoki dropped his gubernatorial bid on the ANC party to back Ezekiel Machogu of UDA.
At the same time, Joel Nyambane agreed to back Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi for the county senatorial position on a UDA ticket.
"I want to thank Matoki and Nyambane for agreeing to defer their political ambitions in support of other candidates. They will now join the national team in the Kenya Kwanza presidential campaign," Ruto said.