Boost for Uhuru as key political party dissolves, joins Jubilee

Boost for Uhuru as key political party dissolves, joins Jubilee

The New Ford Kenya party has dissolved to pave way for the formation of Jubilee Party, the political vehicle President Uhuru Kenyatta will use to seek re-election in the next year’s General election.

The party, which was founded only a few months before the 2007 General Election, has closed shop and its elected leaders will be waiting for the formation of the new party according to party leader Ken Lusaka.

Lusaka announced that members would join the Jubilee Party and that the dissolution was arrived at during Monday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

“We have resolved as the NEC of this party to dissolve and we shall all be going to join the Jubilee Party. We are doing this to ensure unity in the country by bringing Kenyans under one Party,” party leader Ken Lusaka told a press conference at a Nairobi hotel.

The NEC resolution will, however, be subjected to the National Governing Council and its decision will be out in two weeks time.

The move comes a day after rebel Orange Democratic Movement legislators Ababu Namwamba and John Waluke held talks with Mr Lusaka.

Report by Stephen Letoo

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