Mudavadi’s ANC unveils 1,800 aspirants vying for various seats
Amani National Congress (ANC) yesterday unveiled over 1,800 candidates running for various seats across the country in the upcoming polls.
The candidates were presented with their nomination certificates in Nairobi at a colourful ceremony presided over by party leader Musalia Mudavadi.
Speaking at the event, Mudavadi congratulated the candidates for bagging the party’s ticket, noting that the real work now awaits them.
The party will field candidates in all elective seats even where rival parties are deemed to be strong.
ANC boss also said 14 candidates will fly the party’s flag for governorship, including in far far-flung counties like Wajir, Lamu and Marsabit. The number of candidates is the highest ever for the party since it was established in 2015.
Other counties where the party will be fielding gubernatorial candidates include Mombasa, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Tana River, Taita Taveta, Garissa and Bomet.
Others are Nyamira, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia.
Mudavadi , a Kenya Kwanza principal, and touted as the possible running mate of Deputy President William Ruto in the August polls, hailed the candidates for their resilience and urged them to remain steadfast as they sell the Kenya Kwanza and ANC ideals during the campaign period.
Impeccable sources in Kenya Kwanza coalition divulged that no single party in the coalition will produce both the president and the deputy.
“The nominations are now behind us and the real work of winning in the August elections now starts. Be our party’s ambassador. Our party slogan is peace and I urge you all to maintain peace as you hit the ground,” said Mudavadi.
He added: “Be bold and aggressive as you sell your candidature on the ground and endeavour to build your personal brands through strategic engagement with the media”.
He was flanked by party Secretary General Simon Gikuru, Kevin Lunani (chairman), Elections Board Prof. Salim Busaidy and other party officials,