NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – Musalia Mudavadi has formally quit the United Democratic Forum (UDF) party which sponsored him in the 2013 presidential election in which he lost.
Capital FM News has seen a letter he wrote to the party’s Secretary General informing him of his resignation.
“I kindly thank you for having allowed me to be a member of your party. I wish the party well in its future endeavours,” he states in the letter dated June 2, but which was made public Wednesday night.
His Private Secretary Kibisu Kabatesi confirmed that Mudavadi has joined the Amani National Congress (ANC) which he will use for another stab at the presidency in 2017.
“This arose after broad consultations with the broader Amani family of MCAs, MPs and supporters. It was agreed he recluse himself from UDF to focus his energies in building ANC into a formidable political movement for Kenyans,” Kabatesi said in a statement.
He said Mudavadi is now the Party Leader of ANC and called on supporters to prepare for a membership registration exercise to be rolled out soon in preparation for ANC launch by the end of the year.
Mudavadi was third in the presidential election in which Uhuru Kenyatta won, followed by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who later contested the results at the Supreme Court which ruled in favour of Kenyatta.