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ANC threatens to quit OKA on eve of delegates conference

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Amani National Congress (ANC) is threatening to pull out of the One Kenya Alliance(OKA) if party leader Musalia Mudavadi is not declared the alliance Presidential candidate.

Addressing journalists outside the Bomas of Kenya Saturday afternoon ahead of the party’s national delegates conference Sunday, ANC secretary-general Simon Gikuru said that the alliance will only make sense if Mudavadi is given the Presidential ticket.

Gikuru said a major announcement will be made Sunday as earlier promised by the party leader.

An earlier notice of the meeting had indicated that delegates will ratify specific decisions of the ANC Council, including amendments to the Party Constitution and the nomination of Mudavadi as the Party’s Presidential Candidate in the upcoming elections.

Preparations for the mega-event trending under the hashtag #TukutaneBomas are complete.

OKA death

The fate of OKA which brings together Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Gideon Moi of KANU, and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetangula remains unknown after the four principals failed to agree on a flag bearer.

The alliance had been touted as the third force that will face off with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.

However, the four who had retreated to strategise disagreed on the criteria to use in picking who will the presidential candidate.

Reports indicated a technical committee tasked with drafting a formula is said to have come up with a report placing Kalonzo at the top while Mudavadi as the running mate.

Musalia and Kalonzo have publicly declared they will gun for the top seat.

Social media was abuzz with reports that Mudavadi was set to launch a new alliance dubbed Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA).

His party declined to comment on the matter as rumours spread that the new alliance would bring together NARC-K Martha Karua, Democratic Party’s Justin Muturi and former governor William Kabogo of Jitegemee Party.

There are speculations that Deputy President William Ruto who has been courting Mudavadi will attend the delegates conference. Muturi is also invited and his communication team confirmed his attendance.

 





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