UDA to hold pre-election meeting at Bomas
The ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will hold its National Governing Council (NGC) meeting on September, 29, 2023.
This was announced by party secretary general Cleophas Malala in a letter to the National Executive Committee, elected governors, senators, MPs, MCAs, party leaders in the House of Assembly and whips.
“The secretary General, upon request and concurrence of the party leader President William Ruto now and hereby convenes the National Governing Council to be held on 29th September at 9am at Bomas of Kenya,” Malala said.
Items on the agenda that will be discussed during the meeting include the preliminaries, the chairperson’s welcome, the party leader’s address and the upcoming grassroots elections.
The secretary general said all elected and nominated leaders will be expected to fully regularise their subscriptions.
This comes days after President Ruto announced the party will hold its internal elections in December 2023 to elect new party officials.
Speaking in Nyeri, during the opening of the party office in the town, the President assured residents and party members that the elections will be fair, credible and free of favouritism.
Earlier, addressing the media on the party’s preparations for the 2027 elections, Malala said they have put in place strategic measures that will see the party grow.
“All these are plans of ensuring that in 2027, our opponents will not even be able to have agents because many members will be in UDA colours,” Malala said.
Currently, the party chairperson position is being held by the Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire, who replaced former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama who resigned from the position.
Muthama resigned after being appointed as one of the Commissioners of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).
Malala was picked early this year for the position of secretary general following the nomination of Veronica Maina as the Senator.
The meeting also comes amid efforts by the UDA to merge with a number of constiuent parties, including Ford-K and the Amani National Congress (ANC).