The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Vice President William Ruto’s party has finally responded to allegations made by Kirinyaga MP Purity Wangui Ngirici when he left the party on Thursday, December 30.
Ngirici, while justifying his decision to withdraw from the UDA, noted that he had been called and pressured to abandon his ambitions as governor for another proposed candidate.
The MP revealed that he had received a call from party officials demanding the resignation of Governor Anne Waiguru. He added that officials were trying to persuade him to run for the Mwea parliamentary seat on a UDA ticket.
“When I appeared at headquarters, officials tried to persuade me to give up my governorship and run for the Mwea parliamentary seat on a UDA ticket. I refused because they were determined to kill my dream,” he claimed.
He questioned the party’s ability to organize free and fair elections, with the MP accusing Ruto of favoritism.
“If UDA leaders tell me to run for office, do you expect the election to be free and fair? He asked.
However, UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina denied the allegations.
He denied allegations that Ngirici was called to Nairobi and pressured not to run for governor of Kirinyaga.
“We did not call those seeking headquarters. Our party does not believe in non-democratic assembly processes,” he noted.
The UDA SG added that party ticket holders would go through a fair process and no one would be forced to resign in favor of another candidate.
“The UDA is committed to making free and fair elections,” he said.
Announcing his decision to sever ties with Ruto, Ngirici noted that it was time for him to unite Kirinyaga’s voice as an independent candidate.
“The time for photography has come. It is time to hand over the vote to Dr Ruto. I choose to go back and merge the Kirinyaga votes and this is the value that the DP expects in UDA,” She announced on her social media. pages.
She added: “I would compare politics to a game of chess. When your opponent hits the stage, you are in no hurry to make your own. You read the game carefully so that your next step is to look at your opponent.”