Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party is determined to implement a controversial plan to weed out “weak candidates” using opinion polls in a strategy to win a majority of seats in Parliament in the August 9 elections.
The contentious scheme that seeks to retain only popular aspirants will be approved this week when the coalition’s National Executive Council (NEC) meets. However, the plan could run into headwinds given the fallout it’s likely to trigger.
NEC Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya said Wednesday that they will receive a report from various pollsters, groups and individuals they had commissioned to assess the popularity of candidates
“By the end of the month, we shall know which candidates [will] fly our flag where and in which positions,” he told the Nation. Azimio is targeting Nairobi, Western, Eastern, Coast and parts of Rift Valley and Mt Kenya regions, where Kenya Kwanza Alliance is likely to win several seats and deny Azimio a majority in county assemblies, the Senate, National Assembly and in the Council of Governors (CoG).