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ANC Party is here to stay, new Party leader Issah Timamy vows

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[From Left; ANC Chairperson Kelvin Lunani, New Party Leader Issah Timamy and ANC Party SG Simon Kamau Gikuru. Photo/Courtesy/Nov' 15 2022].

Amani National Congress Party has announced that it will be putting in place rapid and steady plans to revamp the party post the 2022 general election and take it to the next level under the new leadership of the Party.

The incoming ANC Party leader, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy has reiterated that the future of ANC Party remains bright terming rumors being peddled by their opponents that ANC party might fold as mere propaganda and speculations that have no basis.

“We are aware of how our party fared in the August 2022 elections. We have set our eye on the ball, ready to take stock of where we went wrong and forge a course that will take this party to the next level,” Timamy assured ANC Party fraternity and Kenyans at large that nothing like the ANC party will fold adding that the party will remain, it will be vibrant and it is there to stay.

Timamy is taking the mantle following the exit of the immediate party leader Musalia Mudavadi who was appointed as the Prime Cabinet Secretary in President William Ruto’s government.

In his inaugural speech at the Party Headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday, Timamy said in the coming days, they will be retreating as officials to lay a fresh start, re-assuring ANC members across the country that nothing will be left to chance as they embark on a new journey.

“We are going to work on a 5 year-strategic plan soon. We are going to focus on more action and less talk. What we want to see is a process that will make us stand out as a national party,” said Timamy.

The strategy

Timamy was in admittance that the party did not do well in the last election and that it is time to strategize.

The party Chairperson Kelvin Lunani and Secretary General Simon Kamau Gikuru vowed to support the new leadership at the helm of the party, aiming at strengthening party membership at the grassroot level.

“We understand we went through tough turbulence but our members remained steadfast and committed. We won in a few areas and lost in some. But our members both who vied for various seats and those who voted remained loyal to the principles of the party,” said SG Kamau.

Sentiments that were backed by the party chairperson Kelvin Lunani.

“We understand that dynamics have changed. Some members might have decided to leave the party, and new members want to join the party. We are going to strengthen our registration process, do a thorough clean-up and embark on a serious process of recruiting new party members,” he said.

The new leadership thanked the outgoing party leader Musalia Mudavadi and wished him well in his new assignment to serve Kenyans.

Mudavadi has been the ANC Party leader since its inception after folding the United Democratic Forum Party (UDF) which he used to vie for the Presidency in 2013.

ANC was part of the formation of the NASA Coalition in the run-up to the 2017 general election and later a co-founder of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition after the famous Earthquake on January, 23rd, 2022 signifying a new dawn for the coalition that has since formed government.