Governor Kingi: Three reasons why I opted out of Azimio
PAA party leader and Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has today confirmed his official shift from Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Kingi noted that the agreement was signed on Sunday, May 8.
Speaking in a press conference in Karen on Tuesday, Kingi outlined three reasons why he opted out of the Azimio stating that the coalition’s dealings were shrouded in disturbing deep secrecy and mistrust.
“Initially, PAA had hoped to join the Azimio political configuration but unfortunately and regrettably, PAA had to opt out since the legal process for PAA to be legally in Azimio could not be completed as it was frustrated by the flat refusal of Azimio to make available a copy of the Azimio agreement which would have enabled PAA to table the same before NEC for ratification as demanded by the Party constitution,” he stated.
“The dealings in Azimio are shrouded in disturbing deep secrecy and mistrust. Consultations and decisions are made by a few and forced down the throats of the majority of the constituent parties," Kingi added.
The governor added that Azimio is not committed to the people of the coastal region.
"Apart from the usual rhetorics during political gatherings, there is absolutely nothing to show in terms of commitment for the coastal people in Azimio," he claimed.
Prior to this move, PAA party officials including George Kithi, Kilifi Governor aspirant, and William Kingi, deputy governor and Mombasa governor candidate had confirmed that they were planning to exit Azimio but did not disclose their next move.