It was announced this morning that New Ford Kenya had decided to defer signing its pre-election coalition agreement with the National Alliance, until after TNA finalises its arrangement with William Ruto’s URP and Charity Ngilu’s URP.
Wamalwa’s party is battling a relegation for its Party Leader in the forthcoming dispensation in two scenarios. One, if the two ICC suspects do not stand then he wants to be the one to be endorsed to represent them, not Charity ngilu and certainly not Kalonzo Musyoka. Two, if the two ICC suspects decide to run, Wamalwa wants to be the single choice for Uhuru Kenyatta
In a hurriedly and unscheduled New FORD Kenya National Executive Meeting (NEC), resolutions were passed to strip Bonny Khalwale and Soita Shitanda their party positions while insisting that the party will not merge or wind up up for the benefit of another.
Here is is:
The New FORD Kenya
PRESS STATEMENT – 02 Nov 2012
NFK held a National Executive Committee meeting today at the party headquarters at Lavington and made the following resolutions.
1. NEC MEMBERSHIP
a. The NEC decided that Hon. Soita Shitanda who has been the party leader should be removed forthwith from that position and shall cease to be and official of the party.
b. That Hon. Bony Khalwale who has been the Director of elections be removed from that position and shall sease to be an official of the party.
c. That the party shall petition the Registrar of Political parties to deem them to have resigned from the party in accordance with Sec. 14(5)(e) of the PPA 2011 for promoting the ideology, interests or policies of another political party.
d. That all the vacancies in NEC be filled within the next 14 days.
2. NATIONAL ELECTIONS BOARD (NEB)
The NEC authorized for the formation of a National Election Board in the next 14 days.
3. COALITION WITH OTHER PARTIES
The NEC had earlier on mandated Hon. Eugene Wamalwa who is our presidential candidate to negotiate with other likeminded parties on the possibility of forming a coalition. Hon. Wamalwa has engaged and continues to engage with other parties, including TNA, URP, UDM and NARC parties on this basis.
For the avoidance of any doubt we wish to state that no agreement has been reached yet or signed with any party and consultations are ongoing.
4. THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
However, for the avoidance of doubt, we wish to clarify that our party shall not disband or merge with any other as speculated. We shall retain our identity and character, and shall field candidates in the next general elections including the presidency
NFK wishes to reiterate that our presidential candidate Hon. Eugene Wamalwa shall run for the post of the president of Kenya in the next general election and that he does not aspire for any other job in the country.
5. PARTY PROGRAMME
The parties programme for the next two weeks is as follows:
a. 3rd Nov. 2012 – Campaign in West Pokot.
b. 4th Nov. 2012 – Aspirant conference for Bungoma County – Webuye.
c. 7th Nov. 2012 – Campaign in Embu County.
d. 9th Nov. 2012 – Aspirant conference for Trans Nzoia County – Kitale.
e. 10th Nov. 2012 – Campaign in Turkana South.
f. 11th Nov. 2012 – Turkana North
g. 12th Nov. 2012 – Turkana Central
h. 13th Nov. 2012 – Pokot
i. 14th Nov. 2012 – Trans Nzoia
j. 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th Nov. 2012 – Campaign in Bungoma county
k. 19th, 20th, Nov. 2012 – Campaign in Kakamega County
Finally and for records NFK, restate that Hon. Eugene Wamalwa’s name shall be on the ballot paper come 4th March 2012.
Col. Benjamin Muema