Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo ditches Mudavadi’s ANC party, joins UPA party
Amani National Congress (ANC) party has suffered a major political setback after its only governor in the country, Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo, ditched it for the United Progressive Alliance party (UPA).
UPA party is a newly registered party that is associated with Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi.
Speaking to People Daily Digital on phone, Nyaribo said that he had ditched the party following a political fallout with his party boss Musalia Mudavadi.
“Mudavadi had indicated that he could work with the Deputy President William Ruto, a person who am not ready to work with when it comes to matters of national politics of our country,“ he stated.
The governor said that by Mudavadi joining the political bandwagon of Ruto, he had committed a serious political mistake that he could not be part of.
“How can I work with Mudavadi who reads from a different political script when it comes to the choice as who should be the next president of Kenya” he added.
Nyaribo’s trouble with ANC and the party leader started when the party had its national delegates conference at Bomas last month when the deputy president joined the meeting under the invitation of the party leader without the consent of the delegates.
Nyaribo and other OKA leaders walked out of the convention in protest, terming the invitation of Ruto by Mudavadi as a betrayal.
The governor asked his supporters to support his new political party which is an affiliate of the Azimio La Umoja movement that is under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ODM leader Raila Odinga.
He also asked the residents of Nyamira county to reject the Kenya Kwanza Alliance leadership which he opines has nothing to offer Kenyans.
“The Kisii community has always been in any national government formed and therefore voting for Ruto as the president means moving out of the next government which could be formed by Raila Odinga” he advised.
He announced that very soon he could launch his re-election bid so that he can get another term to complete projects which he started one year ago when he was elevated to the position of the governor following the demise of Governor John Nyangarama.