UDA has no legal pact with ANC, Ford Kenya » Capital News
NAIROBI, Kenya 31 January – The United Democratic Alliance now says there is no legal agreement with the Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya.
Party chairman Johnstone Muthama has revealed that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance political parties are just political friends.
“As a party, we ensure that democracy takes place either through appointments or by issuing certificates of appointment. What was reported is not something that was discussed between the UDA and the other parties,” he told a press conference at his offices in Gigiri.
Muthama was reacting to a report in the standard newspaper which outlined a power-sharing formula between the three political parties.
Muthama insisted that whether their party led by Vice President William Ruto will field candidates in different political areas in favor of a certain party should not be considered.
“There is no coalition agreement between the three political parties. The thing is, we’re friends, and we’ll keep talking, we’ll keep doing things together. When the time comes to agree on the terms of the coalition, the issue will be dealt with,” he said.
Political concerns had emerged from the political leaders of the western region of the UDA party after the arrival of Ford Kenya and the ANC which enjoys major political support in the region.
“When the time comes to sign the coalition agreement, you will be informed of the steps we will take,” the UDA party chairman said.
Last weekend, UDA General Secretary Veronica Maina said details of the cooperation with Musalia Mudavadi of the ANC and Moses Wetangula of FORD Kenya will be released in due course.
“Details of cooperation between the UDA, ANC and Ford Kenya and any other political parties, if any, will be officially released by the principals at the appropriate time. In the meantime, I urge members of the public and our supporters to ignore such misinterpretation and treat it with the contempt it deserves,” Maina said.
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The Standard report alleged that the deal was for the vice president to run for president and choose his preferred running mate while Mudavadi was to be chosen as chief minister while Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula was to be assigned. two cabinet positions and be given gratuitous appointment to the seat of the Bungoma Senate.
He further said that the UDA would field a Deputy Governor for Nairobi County while the ANC would produce candidates to run for Governor in Nairobi, Kakamega and Vihiga.
The report also said it would choose a Senate candidate from Trans Zoia County, while the ANC would choose the Cabinet Secretaries for Finance and Decentralization, while Ford Kenya would choose a gubernatorial candidate for Bungoma and Trans Zoia.