Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party has commenced grassroot elections aimed at rallying its party membership ahead of the much-anticipated 2022 General Election.
The party’s election board in a notice dated Saturday, April 17, said it is currently in the process of establishing Branch Election Coordinating Panels country wide.
“The Elections hereby notify all ANC stakeholders that it is currently in the process of establishing branch coordinating panels in every county,’’ the party said.
The chairman ANC Election Board Salim Busaidy however said due to the resurgence of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the process will be done virtually in accordance to the stringent Covid-19 restrictions by the Ministry of Health.
“Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country, the stringent covid19 restrictions and protocols and the recent ORPP guidelines for virtual conduct of political activities by fully registered political parties 2021, this process is being carried out virtually and in accordance with party constitution,” read the notice.
The ANC party recently joined forces with Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party, Wetangula’s Ford Kenya and Gideon Moi’s KANU to form the One Kenya Alliance as the race to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta in forthcoming General Election gains momentum.
The alliance, which is said to have the blessings of President Uhuru Kenyatta, touts itself as the most viable formation to form the next government and has started attracting some powerful leaders across the country.
The party on Wednesday, April 14, confirmed the move through its official Twitter account, thanking the lawmaker for returning home.
“Malulu Injendi returns home. Malava MP defects to ANC from Tanga Tanga,’’ ANC said.
The alliance is expected to compete with Deputy president’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Raila’s Orange Democratic Movement.