As the National Delegates Conference nears the Ford Kenya Party has unveiled its calendar of elections.
In a statement the party leader Moses Wetangula said, “As a party built on social democratic principles, we are set to ensure the whole exercise from polling stations elections to NDC is done in a fair and just manner.”
In addition the statement further stated, “In June, we will then wrap up with the National Delegates Council at the Bomas of Kenya.”
The delegates’ conference will elect new officials to lead the party. They include the national chairperson, deputy chairperson and the secretary general.
The elections come at a time when former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale who is also the deputy party leader is at loggerheads with party members over hissupport of DP William Ruto for the 2022 succession despite Wetang’ula showing interest in the top seat.
Additionally the statement further stated that, “We will have polls in Eastern and Nairobi counties in February. North Eastern, Rift Valley, and Nyanza will hold elections in March,” In April, we will be in Busia and Vihiga while Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia we will be holding elections in May.”
“We will elect leaders from the ward, constituency, county and at the national level,” said the statement.
Secretary general Eseli Simiyu said enough time has been allocated to enable the party to monitor the polls.
“We will continue building the party and ensure it remains a national outfit,” he said.
Ford Kenya has endorsed calls for a referendum which should focus on the interests of Kenyans.
“We want to see inclusivity in the country’s governance system as well addressing several issues that were not captured in the 2010 Constitution,” Eseli said.
Wetang’ula said the Constitution has gaps and this the right time to rework it through another referendum.
“We need to come together as a nation and decide the referendum question,” he said.