Lamu, KENYA: Lamu governor Issa Timamy has retracted his recent membership to the newly formed Jubilee Party.
Timamy has now stated that he is no longer interested in joining forces with the Jubilee party nor the leading opposition party Cord.
The governor has said opted for Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress party ANC.
This comes barely two months after Timamy ditched his party elect UDF and announced he had joined Jubilee.
Addressing residents gathered at the Mwana Arafa Hotel in Lamu on Monday,Timamy said both Jubilee and Cord have been marred with overpopulation and too much infighting which he said he wasn’t willing to be party to.
Timamy said ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has been his political leader and mentor since he plunged himself into politics and that it was only wise that he sticks with him and defend his seat on the party ticket.
He said Jubilee and Cord had been successful in planting hate and enemity among politicians of the respective parties; instead of working to unite Kenyans and that he wasn’t willing to be part of a political party that will ruin the future of Kenyans.
“You can already see the scramble for nominations for various positions in Jubilee and Cord.Its like that’s the reason all these people want to belong to those parties.while I thought the grand merger would be different, am surprised and that’s why I would rather stick with the ANC.I hate chaos you know,”said Timamy.
Timamy regretted his previous announcement to join Jubilee saying he was however glad that he stuck with ANC.
During deputy president William Ruto’s visit to Lamu in August,Lamu Politician Fahim Twaha warned Timamy who had by then announced his intention to Join Jubilee, that the party had its owners and that he (Timamy) should be ready to adhere to that.
“Those who had already started bragging of owning the Jubilee party can now rest easy since I have left their party for them and am really glad I did.I want to belong to a party that respects its members and where party members have equal regard for each other and I thank God ANC provides just that,”said Timamy.
So far several candidates have already lined up for the gubernatorial post in Lamu county including Lawyer Waihiga Mwaure,former KPA board member Abdalla Fadhil and Timamy’s long-term political foe Fahim Twaha.