Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party has written to the Registrar of Political Parties (RPP) seeking to exit the Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya coalition party for Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza just 20 days after joining the coalition.
In a letter to the RPP Anne Nderitu, the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) wants to dissociate itself with Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party saying it had not ratified the coalition agreement.
Kingi’s party further wants to withdraw its signature from the coalition agreement deposited in March this year claiming it has been kept in the dark over the Raila Odinga-led Azimio’s affairs.
PAA further says its efforts to access the coalition agreement have hit a brick wall.
“The PAA NEC in a meeting held on 25th April 2022 resolved that the ratification of the agreement signed on 5th April 2022 be and is hereby declined,” read a section of the letter from the party,
“Despite signing the agreement 20 days ago, no copies have been supplied…consequently, the intended membership of PAA party in Azimio coalition party howsoever ceases forthwith,” the party said.
According to a report by Citizen TV, Kingi is on his way to Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza which has been hunting the county boss for a pact to boost Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa’s gubernatorial bid.
Jumwa, a fierce critic of Azimio presidential flag bearer is expected to square it out with former lands Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Gideon Mung’aro.
This comes barely months after the former ODM County chair formed his own party and promised to use his resources to campaign for ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of his titanic battle with Deputy President William Ruto.
“PAA will not field a presidential candidate in 2002 but will back Raila Odinga,” Kingi said.