Uhuru’s TNA dissolves ahead of Jubilee Party launch

TNA delegates conference at Kasarani Stadium. [Photo/Benjamin Wafula]

The National Alliance Party (TNA) delegates on Thursday ratified a National Executive Council decision to merge with other parties to form Jubilee Party.

In an event held at the Kasarani Indoors Arena, the delegates from different counties across the country endorsed the decision to dissolve as the parties re-strategise ahead of the next elections.

The notice for ratification was read by the party’s Secretary General, Onyango Oloo, and confirmed by the party lawyer. The notice was then signed by Oloo and party chairman, nominated MP Johnson Sakaja.

Speaking at the conference, Oloo thanked the members for the support they have offered the party leadership since it’s formation five years ago, calling for the delegates to support Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in the 2017 elections.

“For some of you it may be painful the we must bring TNA to a close, but expect to rise to a better life,” he said.

“We are going to a bigger better house. Jubilee is not just a party aimed at forming the next government but introduce a bigger vision for Kenya.”

In his speech, Sakaja thanked members for supporting TNA and ensuring that they formed the government in 2013 elections, cling for a replication of the same in the 2017 elections.

He said that through Jubilee, Kenya would realise tremendous growth and sustainability calling on the party leadership of the new party to uphold the values that the coalition has nurtured.

Murang’a Senator, Kembi Gitura, and Taita Taveta MP, Naomi Shaban, expressed confidence of winning the next presidential elections with Jubilee, calling on the counterparts to accord the President and his deputy the support they showed in 2013 elections.

The event was attended by TNA national delegates, Governors, MPs, Senators, MCA and invited guests.

Gospel musicians Gloria Muliro and Solomon Mkubwa entertained the attendants.

The conference followed just hours after URP, JAP and GNU adopted the decision to merge with other parties in the formation of Jubilee Party.

On Friday, delegates of all the dissolved parties will meet at Kasarani in their first meeting under Jubilee Party ahead of its official launch on Saturday.

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