Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi cited three reasons for his withdrawal from the coalition.
“My partnership was forced to withdraw because the PAA legal process could not be completed because the Declaration refused to give us a memorandum of understanding,” he said.
Speaking to the media in Karen on Tuesday, Kingi said the relationship with the Declaration was shrouded in secrecy.
“Relationships are overshadowed by a lot of mistrust. Consultations are made by a few and placed on us,” he said.
“For the two reasons mentioned above, it has been difficult for the PAA to remain there.”
Kingi said apart from the common expressions in the Declaration, there is no commitment for the coastal people.
Kingi is the supreme leader of the PAA party. Kingi’s move comes a week after party officials dismissed allegations that he was expected to join the Ruto team.
PAA party leaders led by George Kithi, Kilifi gubernatorial candidate, and William Kingi, deputy governor and Mombasa gubernatorial candidate, confirmed their plans to leave the Declaration, but said they would not join any other coalition.
The Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu, had stated that the PAA could not abandon the Declaration