Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has said that he will not succumb to pressure after reports surfaced of him being asked to drop his bid for the Nairobi United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party chairmanship.
During an interview on Thursday morning, Sakaja confirmed that he was aware of the claims maintaining that he is still in the race and he shall not yield to pressure.

“I’m not a leader who succumbs to pressure. If there was pressure I would not have been governor of Nairobi and I don’t know where they assume it is coming from… I have heard the rumours,”

” I want a united party and we’ll make sure that we have a united party and everyone in Nairobi should come to the field we face each other so that we can create a strong party.” Sakaja said

Governor Sakaja made his candidature public on April 19 during a meeting with UDA Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).
“I want you to get this from the horse’s mouth; I’m vying for Nairobi chairmanship position in the United Democratic Alliance party,” Sakaja said then while announcing it to the MCA’s.
The MCAs assured the governor of their support ahead of the party’s nationwide grassroots elections set to start on April 26 and end on August 24.

This even as Counties of Nairobi, Narok, West-Pokot, Busia, Homabay, Isiolo and Garissa will be the first to undertake the exercise in the first phase on Friday 26th 2024.
The second phase scheduled for June 22 will be undertaken in Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Machakos, Kisii, Bungoma, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Wajir, Tana River, Kwale and Marsabit.

On August 10 counties of Kiambu, Embu, Kericho, Meru, Migori, Kakamega, Nyamira, Kitui, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Kajiado, Mandera, Kilifi, Murang’a and Lamu will have their elections.

Nakuru, Bomet, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Nandi, Baringo, Turkana, Laikipia, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Vihiga and Makueni will take part in the last phase on August 24.

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