ANC to Field Candidates For All Seats including Presidency

  • Anxiety has gripped the National Super Alliance (NASA) after Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party announced that it would field candidates for all elective seats, including the presidency.

    Making the announcement on Tuesday, ANC National Chairman Kelvin Lunani, stated that the decision was reached after a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held between February 19 and February 21.

    Mr Lunani also encouraged all aspirants seeking the party’s ticket to submit details by March 10.

    “The aspirants should ensure they have fully complied with the party eligibility requirements,” Mr Lunani stated.

    However, the party maintained that it would support whoever is nominated as NASA flagbearer.

    ANC’s resolution to field candidates for all seats including the presidency could spark doubts whether the party is committed to NASA. 

    NASA is also planning to carry out joint nominations in cosmopolitan areas like Nairobi, which could further complicate matters for the alliance.

    The Opposition is avoiding intra-coalition battles that rocked CORD during the 2013 elections and saw it lose many seats to Jubilee in parliament.

    NASA principals Mr Mudavadi, Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) will on Wednesday sign a coalition agreement that stipulates how they will work and structures of the party.

    The four principals will battle it out for the Coalition's presidential ticket.