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Party boss defends dissolution of NFK to join Jubilee Party

20 December 2015, 15:37 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - New Ford Kenya party leader Kenneth Lusaka has defended the dissolution of the party to join Jubilee Party.

Speaking in Bungoma, Lusaka said that NFK should not be left behind during the formation of the next government.

“In the next general election, there will be only two parties that is Jubilee and Cord and nobody should be cheated that you will survive without joining the two coalitions; let’s go where the bread is buttered and there is future,” he said.

Lusaka who is also the Bungoma Governor said that already, NFK has a signed pact with the Jubilee Coalition and that they are partners and should continue strengthening their working relationship.

He assured supporters of the party and people of goodwill that the National Executive Council members will meet and make a decision on how NFK should work with the Jubilee Party.

“As a party leader, I am not ignorant of the fact that some people are opposed to the dissolution of NFK and join Jubilee Party. We are doing ground work to see the best options on how to join them, that is why I want the NEC meeting convened so we chart the way forward,” said Lusaka.

He said that there is no single party or an individual who can win the presidency without a coalition, noting that several parties have to be merged together to form a strong coalition that will help them ascend to power.

He said that the marriage between Orange Democratic Movement, Wiper party and Ford Kenya is for convenience just like Jubilee.

“You have seen Raila Odinga’s ODM working together with Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party and Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya to form Coalition for Reforms and Democracy; they understand the importance of unity and that no individual can marshal all the votes to ascend to power,” he said.

He asked Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang'ula, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi and United Democratic Party leader Cyrus Jirongo to choose one of them so they can rally behind one person.

“If CORD decides to pick Wetang’ula as a presidential candidate, we will automatically rally behind him because we also want one of us to be in state house but if he is not picked then we have no option but to join Jubilee party where we are sure of forming the government rather than being in the opposition. Nobody is willing to be left out of power; we all want to be in the government and that is why we want to walk with other parties,” he said.

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