Makali ditches LPK for Musalia Mudavadi’s led party Amani National Congress

Makali ditches LPK for Musalia Mudavadi’s led party Amani National Congress

Former Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) David Makali has ditched the former for Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC).

While announcing his defection today, Makali said he will seek the party’s nomination to contest the Bungoma senator seat.

“I am today joining the NASA coalition through ANC. I believe the Opposition offers hope for this country and will work towards realising that dream,” he said.

Makali quit LPK on March 20 and resigned from his role as secretary general after falling out with Namwamba.

Bungoma senatorial seat is currently held by Senator Moses Wetang’ula, one the four NASA principals eyeing its presidential ticket.

“I will join hands with the national and local ANC leaders to strengthen the party,” he added.

While welcoming Makali at the ANC party offices in Nairobi, Bungoma branch secretary Martin Waliaula lauded the move and promised to lobby grassroots support for his senator bid.

“Makali is a big catch for ANC in Bungoma. He is a candidate we have been eyeing for a very long time,” Waliaula noted.

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He continued, “We will tap into his expertise and experience to grow and expand ANC’s influence in the county and beyond,”

Makali and Ababu Namwamba differed on the party’s preferred candidate for the presidency amid preparations for the August 8 poll.

Ababu declared that the party will support President Uhuru Kenyatta who is seeking a second term in office.

Makali reportedly preferred that LPK works with NASA, a position that saw him run into problems with the outfit’s leadership.



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