Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi has asked the Jubilee Party to ensure the party primaries to be held on 21,April are free and fair and the head office should not impose candidates to Kirinyaga residents and other counties.
Speaking at Kiamuthambi catholic church grounds in Kirinyaga, Ndathi said residents have a right to elect leaders of their choice without certain candidates being imposed on them.
The governor is facing stiff competition in the JP primaries against former powerful devolution cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru and Kirinyaga central MP Joseph Gitari.
Last week during the county election board selection of members supporters of Ndathi and Waiguru clashed and chaos marred the exercise.
Ndathi who was summoned by the JP head office to shed light on the incident blamed Waiguru for the chaos and said she has come to the county to cause chaos since she knows in a fair contest she cannot beat him in the primaries.
The governor called on residents and aspirants to uphold peace during the electioneering period.