UDA team endorses pact with ANC, Ford-K
A United Democratic Alliance (UDA) parliamentary group meeting yesterday endorsed the partnership between it, the Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya and also agreed on a programme of joint rallies.
Deputy President William Ruto while confirming the partnership with the two parties said discussions will revolve around the economy, democracy and a better Kenya.
To jump-start the partnership, Ruto said the three parties will be holding public rallies in parts of the country starting with Nakuru this week, followed by Kakamega and then Murang’a.
“We have decided to come together to stall the onslaught on divisive politics and sponsorship of political parties not meant for any other purpose but to divide people,” said the DP after chairing the meeting at his Karen residence.
Progressive parties He hit at the so-called parties terming them mere ODM outfits camouflaged as progressive parties: “Who doesn’t know that Azimio La Umoja is just ODM trying to reincarnate itself and trying to pose as something different?”
Ruto said his party will pursue purpose driven politics that will unite Kenyans saying sponsored political parties have no place in the current democracy, saying they are being formed to mask the ugly past of some parties.
He said there are provisions in the political parties amendment bill that are unconstitutional saying the law is clear on what a political party is and we cannot purport to amend the law to define what is already clear.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome who read the statement on behalf of her colleagues, said they will be meeting representatives from the said parties to agree on the same.
The group also called for political tolerance during campaigns.