INSIDE WARS

Mutua’s party to decide whether to exit Azimio next week

He said their attempt to have a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement were unsuccessful.

In Summary

• The party governing Council decided to go to court and demand to get the document so as to see what changes have been made if any.

• On Friday, Mutua claimed that the Register and the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition refused to give them a copy of the agreement.

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

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has decried the challenges that the party is facing in its efforts to have a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement that was deposited with the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

On Friday, Mutua claimed that the Registrar and the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition refused to give them a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement.

He said that the party will on Monday make a decision on the way forward bearing in mind the plans to zone Maendeleo Chap Chap party aspirants out, and the deadlines set by law.

“There is a clear and present danger that aspirants in parties in Azimio will be denied their democratic opportunity to be on the ballot. This we cannot accept,” Mutua said.

The governor said that on Friday, the party governing Council decided to go to court and demand to get the document so as to see what changes have been made if any.

“It’s unfortunate that we're in a coalition relationship whose members have to go to court to get what's their automatic right.”

Earlier on, Mutua said that some parties in the coalition have two representatives in the structure yet his party among others has none.

Mutua questioned whether this was a sign of things to come when the Raila Odinga-led coalition wins elections.

Last week, the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu rejected attempts by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi's Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) and Mutua's parties' request to exit the Azimio coalition.

In a letter to PAA, Nderitu said that her office has no mandate to degazette that party unless due process is followed.


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