The Amani National Congress( ANC) party led by Musalia Mudavadi has come out to downplay the recent defection of its members to other political parties.
Speaking on the TV47 morning program, ANC Secretary General Simon Gikuru termed the defection a nonissue as the party remains focused on the August 2022 elections.
“ANC party members jumping ship is not a big deal. Musalia Mudavadi is the man of the moment and that’s why you see such defections making headlines,” Gikuru said.
Gikuru said members have democratic rights to choose parties and the party will not be slowed down by such decisions.
He added that party hopping is normal especially in an election, noting that other major parties have experienced the same.
His comments come after a wave of defection by MPs and ward representatives to other political parties as the august 2022 General Election approaches.
On December 311 2021, Lugari MP Ayub Savula felt short of defecting to ODM when he abandoned One Kenya Alliance-which ANC is part of- for Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja.
Savulas moves of interpreted as a defection from ANC bearing in mind its party leader Musalia Mudavadi is a founding member of OKA.
While defecting Savula accussed OKA of liking political starmina to win a presidential election.
Recently, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala a strong supporter of ANC has been sending mixed reactions on his next move.
Malala hosted the Deputy President in Mumias during his annual football tournament where he said ANC will work with like-minded parties.
Malala also attended the United Democratic Alliance party rally in Eldoret rising speculation of his eminent defection.