Kindiki: Mudavadi, Wetangula signed to deliver 70% votes from Western
Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki now says Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-K's Moses Wetangula signed Kenya Kwanza Alliance agreement to deliver 70 per cent of the votes in their strongholds in Western Kenya.
Kindiki, who is the lead lawyer of the alliance, said the delivery of votes will inform how the government responsibilities and project implementations will be shared should Kenya Kwanza wins the presidency in the August 9 polls.
Kindiki highlights how Ford-K, ANC will benefit
"For ANC and Ford-K, it was decided that should we reach a certain threshold of the votes from areas where they have massive following based on opinion polls and the 2017 election, they can be assigned government responsibilities to a certain percentage," Kindiki said when he appeared on a local television station on Tuesday.
In the agreement between the two parties and William Ruto's UDA which was signed on April 5 and presented to the Registrar of Political Parties on May 8, UDA will produce the presidential ticket for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) while ANC will nominate the candidate to be appointed as Prime Cabinet Secretary.
The position of the Prime Cabinet Minister will be created within 14 days if the alliance wins the August 9 election.
Ford Kenya will nominate the candidate who will be the Speaker of the National Assembly.
The two positions are perceived as having been tailored for Mudavadi and Wetangula respectively.
Both ANC and Ford-Kenya will also get 30 per cent of government, including Cabinet slots, Principal Secretaries, High Commissioners and other State jobs, says the document, a copy of which the People Daily Digital is in possession.
If the alliance forms government, the President shall within 14 days create the position of Prime Cabinet Secretary - equivalent of Prime Minister - and whose roles have been defined in the agreement.
The roles are distinctive from those of the DP.
Ruto has since nominated Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate.