AZIMIO LA UMOJA

OKA is wrong - Governor Mutua says on halting Azimio registration

"Politics is about numbers, let's not lose focus," Mutua said.

In Summary

• Mutua said he was surprised that the Kalonzo Musyoka led outfit was preaching inclusion but has reservations on inclusion of other parties in the coalition.

• He insisted that politics is about numbers and they must not lose sight because it is victory they are looking for.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has said that the One Kenya Alliance is wrong for writing to the Registrar of Political parties to stop the registration of the Azimio-Oka coalition party. https://bit.ly/3E2pju1

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
Image: ALFRED MUTUA/TWITTER

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has said that the One Kenya Alliance is wrong for writing to the Registrar of Political parties to stop the registration of the Azimio-Oka coalition party.

In his statement on Tuesday, Mutua said he was surprised that the Kalonzo Musyoka led outfit was preaching inclusion but has reservations about the inclusion of other parties in the coalition.

"I’m therefore surprised that OKA is talking about inclusivity on one hand but advocating for exclusion of over 20 political parties who signed up to form Azimio," he tweeted.

The governor called on OKA and other partners in the Azimio coalition to be accommodative of all who might want to join the outfit.

He insisted that politics is about numbers and they must not lose sight because it is the victory they are looking for.

"I would urge OKA and all our partners in Azimio to become more accommodative, not only to Mwanzo Mpya as the fourth leg but to any other political outfit that wishes to join Azimio," Mutua said.

The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader's statement came after a section of the Azimio One Kenya Alliance outfit wrote to the Registrar of Parties seeking a  stop to the registration of the coalition immediately.

The One Kenya Alliance wing, which brings together Wiper Party led by Kalonzo Musyoka, United Democratic Party led by Cyrus Jirongo and Senator Gideon Moi-led KANU, is seeking to halt the registration process until certain issues are ironed out.

Among the three issues that the OKA team wants to be addressed is the issue of the running mate that reports say it feels there are plans to shortchange them.

The OKA team also argued that a new coalition agreement had been deposited at the Registrar of Parties which they fear could jeopardize their interests in the outfit.

The alliance insisted that the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance is a product of three major parties that include ODM, Jubilee and Wiper party.

They argue that the addition of the fourth pillar in the coalition meant that the earlier agreement had been set aside, a move that risks their interests.

This comes a few days after eight fringe parties that are members of Azimio threatened to walk out if their grievances were not addressed.

Among the issues raised by the 8 parties was the inclusion of the fourth pillar in the alliance, something the OKA team has now protested.

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