Lamu Governor Issa Timamy has been nominated as ANC party leader after Musalia Mudavadi resigned from the position to take up new role as Prime Cabinet Secretary. Mudavadi announced during vetting that he had stepped down as the party leader following nomination to the cabinet.
Musalia Mudavadi established Amani National Congress party (ANC) in 2015 after leaving the United Democratic Forum (UDF). The former vice president and Sabatia MP exited UDF with some 300 other members and formed the new political outfit.
Prime Cabinet Secretary appointee Musalia Mudavadi has quit his role as the party leader of the ANC. This is after the National Assembly on Wednesday, October 26 approved his nomination to the cabinet.
His resignation from ANC as party leader is in line with the constitutional requirement on the restriction on activities of state officers. Article 77 (2) of the Kenyan constitution says:"Any appointed state officer shall not hold office in a political party. "
Issa Timamy was one of Mudavadi's five deputy party leaders at ANC.
In communication by Secretary General Simon Gikuru, Timamy had been nominated to take leadership of the party by its Council Bureau. "The ANC Council Bureau has since nominated Hon. Governor Issa Abdallah Timamy as the acting party leader in accordance with the ANC party constitution, "he said.
"The ANC party wishes H.E Mudavadi God's blessings in service as Prime Cabinet Secretary and heartily welcomes Governor Issa Timamy into his new role as ANC party leader. "
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