ANC will face-off with Jubilee and Cord in 2017, says Mudavadi
11 January 2016, 08:23
Nairobi - Amani National Congress (ANC) will go into the 2017 national general election on its own, party leader Musalia Mudavadi has said.
Mudavadi said he will run for the Presidency on an ANC ticket and emphasized that his party is an independent political outfit that is not associated with any of the two coalitions in the country.
"ANC is neither an affiliate of Jubilee nor Cord. We are currently involved in a raft of political activities to popularize the party in the country, as we prepare to face off with the two coalitions in the next general elections," he said.
"ANC is itself a movement allowing the affiliation of other political parties and other organized groups," he added.
Mudavadi who was speaking to News24 explained that they are focused on providing an alternative choice for Kenyans who are tired with the antics and rhetoric of the two leading coalitions.
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"There is a silent majority of Kenyans that are tired with the political rhetoric of Jubilee and Cord. ANC is working very hard to provide an alternative choice to Kenyans dissatisfied by the two political entities," he said.
He added: "We are going to be a serious player in the 2017 polls and we will focus on issues and not mudslinging like the others. We want to form the next government and be the unifying factor in the country."
The party has in recent months been engaged in active mobilization of members of the public to register as voters as it seeks to popularize itself ahead of the election which is 18 months away.
ANC which enjoys presence in over 10 counties plans to conduct a massive month long voter registration drive starting February 15, according to Godfrey Osotsi, the party's Secretary General.
Osotsi revealed that they have put in place comprehensive political plans that will ensure the party reaches the remaining counties across the country before the launch.
"We have lined up promotional activities and hope that by March, our party's presence will be felt in all the 47 counties," he noted.
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