The Ford Kenya party has distanced itself from allegations that it is set to form a working political alliance with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ahead of the 2022 general elections.
This follows remarks by Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga during a tour of Chwele market by Deputy President William Ruto which insinuated that the two parties might have a political union.
“Mr. Deputy President,receive greetings from my party leader Moses Wetang’ula and senate speaker Ken Lusaka. Just know we are on our way coming,” said the legislator who thanked Ruto for assisting him during the by-election.
Party lawyer Benson Milimo has said the remarks by Mr. Majimbo do not represent the Lion party’s position since they have a commitment in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).
“We dispel any imagination that the party is set to form an alliance with UDA which has been linked to the speech made by the MP. Our commitment is in the OKA alliance,” Mr. Milimo spoke in Kitale.
The advocate further said such critical decisions can only be reached at by the party’s governing body (National Delegates’ Conference) and not by individuals through roadside declarations.
Ford Kenya critics have been sounding of a possible alliance between the two parties with claims the Lion party will be allowed to field candidates in its strongholds in a zoning plan.
Deputy President William Ruto has in the recent past expressed an unwillingness to form alliances with other parties saying UDA is a national party hence those who believe in its ideals should directly join it instead.