United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party national chairman Johnstone Muthama has opened up about the agreement between the three parties, ANC, UDA and Ford Kenya that allegedly formed a coalition dubbed ‘Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Speaking during a press briefing on Monday, the former Machakos lawmaker, noted that the three parties are yet to sign an agreement and they only exists as ‘friends’ brought together by need to work together in order to unite Kenyans.
According to Muthama, if the elections were held today, Deputy president William Ruto would go to the polls as UDA presidential candidate while Musalia Mudavadi would also go to the poll as ANC presidential candidate.
“As far as we are concerned, DP RUto is the the UDA presidential candidate, and Musalia Mudavadi is the presidential candidate of ANC, in other words we are independent but talking as friends.
“We are friends, when the time of agreeing on the coalition terms we will deal with it. Our supporters wherever you are that your party had no coalition agreement it has not signed any coalition agreement and if that will be done later alone you will be notified,” Muthama pointed out.
The former Machakos senator, further rubbished off the claims that the power position had been already shared among coalition partners.
“There is a a report in the standard two days ago which was not the true position of what is happening in the relationship between UDA, ANC and FORD Kenya.
“Our stand is that democracy takes place either through nominations or issuance of nomination certificates.
“The reporter said there is power sharing agreement in which certain positions were to be given to certain individuals and that there would be zoning of the country, I wish to deny that in totality,” He added.
The UDA’s national chairman, further revealed that the party is yet to agree on terms including who will fly it’s flag in August polls.
“Nothing has changed, pending discussions in which we will agree on who will be the coalition candidate.
“The true position is that we unite the country, maintain peace and that there are Kenyans who stand together.
“We have come together as friends and are in talks to see how we can move together and move forward together,” Muthama noted. More