Ford Kenya National Delegates Conference (NDC) on Thursday endorsed Moses Wetangula as the party’s presidential candidate ahead of the 2022 political contest.
Wetangula urged his fellow One Kenya Alliance (OKA) co-principals Gideon Moi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi to back him to fly the coalition’s flag in the 2022 presidential contest.
Wetangula, who also doubles as the Bungoma Senator, said his government – if given the mandate next year – will put more of its focus on single mothers in a bid to empower them and give them equal rights as other mothers.
“If Ford Kenya is given mandate to fly the OKA flag in 2022, my government will put more focus and attention to single mothers and ensure they enjoy their rights as any other mothers by giving bursaries to their children,” he said.
The Ford Kenya national leader thanked the party delegates for putting their trust in him, assuring them and the rest of Kenyans that in him they have a humble leader.
“I want to assure Kenyans, I want to assure Ford Kenya, that in me you have a leader who will not exalt himself but who will humble himself in every situation. What I don’t know and you know, I have a duty to learn from you; what you don’t know and I know, I have a duty to tell you without being arrogant,” he said.
“In life, there will be those who will try to hate you, there will be those who will try to berate you, but there will never be those who will stop you, focus on what you want to do. And to my OKA brothers, take a leaf from Winston Churchill, who said you will never finish your journey if you stop to waste time at every barking dog.”
The party proceeded with the NDC in disregard of an order by the Political Parties Tribunal stopping the conference.
A splinter group led by Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi however said they will contest the resolutions made at the conference.
By Citizen Digital