The document looks like a statement from the UDA, dated 26 February 2022. It is headed: “National Elections Board’s Statement on Direct Tickets.”
The document says that “party leader Dr. William Ruto vouched for consensus and dialogue between aspirants vying for the same position to avoid confusion during UDA party primaries” and “this proposal has received massive support from party members and aspirants, who suggested specific areas and positions that should be exempt from nominations”.
It then lists representatives allegedly granted “direct tickets”.
But has the UDA election board really released this statement?
Africa Check contacted UDA’s communications director Wanjohi Githae.
Githae dismissed the statement as “fake” in a text message.
According to the Star newspaper, Bashir said direct tickets would only be issued in areas where there was only one party member vying for the nomination.
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