By KBC Reporters
This week’s Presidential visit to Embu County has elicited mixed reactions from across the political divide.
Various aspirants sharply are divided on whether the President is right to drum up support for a six piece voting pattern in the region come the August 8th general elections.
While those vying on the Jubilee Party ticket support the six piece pattern, those from competing parties such as the Party of National Unity (PNU), Maendeleo Chap Chap, Narc Kenya, KANU and Independents said though united in their resolve to support the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto, they were opposed to calls for Embu people to elect candidates exclusively from Jubilee.
Senator Lenny Kivuti, who is vying for the Governors seat on a Mandeleo Chap Chap party ticket, said voters should be left alone to make wise and informed decisions on who to represent them.
He noted that his party’s manifesto, development programs and ideologies resonated very well with those of Jubilee.
Another Gubernatorial aspirant, Kithinji Kiragu, who is vying on a PNU Ticket was emphatic, that though the President enjoyed huge support in Embu, voters must be allowed to make decisions on all other elective posts.