The Political Party Amani National Congress (ANC) led by Musalia Mudavadi has concluded the first phase of its grassroots elections ahead of 2022 polls. This is after the party successfully elected new officials in 27 of the 47 counties as it prepares to pick new national officials.
The elections were conducted in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Meru, Embu, Kitui, Machakos, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Baringo, Laikipia, Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira.
The elections in the remaining 20 counties are set to be held between 15 August and 15 September this year.
The party leader who has shown interest in vying for the seat of presidency next year said that the concluded elections faced a lot of challenges.
“There was a lot of consensus-building where possible and in other circumstances, we opted for e-voting. I am glad it was successful. Most political parties have literally abandoned grassroot elections,” Musalia said.
While speaking at a Nairobi hotel when he received a report on the elections, Musalia urged the new officials to quickly familiarize themselves with IEBC deadlines as they prepare the party for the next year polls.
“Nasa is dead and we are now thinking about new partnerships which must be informed by the prevailing dynamics in the political scene,” he added.
A section of ANC party supporters from the North rift Region in April this year had raised concern on the party to conduct fresh elections of new officials from the grassroots to have a leadership of a national outlook.