Cracks emerge in ANC’s branch in Trans Nzoia

The Amani National Congress party risks losing a large number of officials and aspirants to rival parties in Trans Nzoia following dissatisfaction with officials who are deemed to be dormant.

The team which is on the verge of decamping seems to have arrived at the decision following fruitless efforts to bring changes at the leadership of the Musalia Mudavadi led party in the region.

The agitated members who include former aspirants and a team of vibrant youths led by Silphados Ambongo are already warming up to devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa with news of a new political party in the offing.

A youth within the party acknowledged the fact that Mr. Ambongo who is a close ally of Matisi Ward MCA Obed Mwale has also led several youths in talks with some Ford Kenya officials.

Mr. Ambongo is also a key ally of Nathaniel Akadima who worked up his way through the ranks of the party to create a vibrant youth wing despite being disowned by Secretary General Barrack Muluka.

The other bone of contention is a feeling of isolation by the youths who also accuse Mudavadi of failing to acknowledge their unwavering support in the region and instead chosing to work with the officials alone.

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When contacted for a comment. Mr. Ambongo said: “I am not aware of plans to ditch the party but it is evident that there is nothing much happening. It’s like the officials think the party should only be active during elections”

ANC had been tipped to give Ford Kenya a rough time following a belief that that it had been formed on the grounds of democracy and fairness but financial constraints seem to have deflated its vigour.

Meanwhile, youth leaders within the Ford Kenya party which is still reeling from a turbulent grassroots electoral exercise are believed to be eagerly waiting to welcome the ANC team to the Lion party.