Mombasa, KENYA: Chama Cha Uzalendo –CCU has refuted claims that it had already been dissolved to form Jubilee Party which is due to be unveiled next month.
Speaking to Baraka FM CCU Mombasa County Chairman Abbas Ali, said that they are still in negotiation with the team tasked with overseeing the formation of Jubilee Party (JP), but reports that it has already been dissolved are not true.
Mr. Abbas on Thursday said that what he knows so far is that they are in a coalition which is led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, but CCU has not yet been dissolved.
“We Mombasa county people have been conducting meetings frequently on the matter, but we are still not dissolving our party, unless the president himself presents to us something good”, said Abbas.
Mr. Abbass added that CCU will stand on its own in next year’s general election, but they will support President Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, he agreed that there are two groups in the party some supporting the merger while others opposing it.
So far six parties have informed the team tasked with overseeing the formation of Jubilee Party (JP) about their resolution to dissolve.
The National Alliance (TNA), United Republican Party (URP), Alliance Party of Kenya (APK), Grand National Union of Kenya (GNU), Democratic Party (DP) and Republican Party have submitted their resolutions to dissolve their parties, to the national steering committee.
CCU now joins three other parties -the United Democratic Front (UDF), New Ford Kenya and Ford People, which are yet to report to the steering committee that is tasked with working out the merger to form the new party.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto intend to contest re-election next year on the newly formed Jubilee Party.