After being elbowed out of Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja coast tour recently, the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party has entered into a cooperation pact with the Jubilee Party.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by PAA party leader Amason Kingi and Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju.
Kingi said the agreement pave way for a structured dialogue process leading to the signing of a pre-election agreement.
Whereas some political pundits dismissed the signing of the agreement as a bad thing for the region, Kingi said it will open up avenues for the party to engage on the national negotiation table.
“The cooperation agreement has therefore granted PAA an opportunity to take to the national negotiating table the three main issues that PAA advocates” read the statement.
He expressed optimism that the agreement will give room for the execution of the issues fronted by PAA
PAA advocates for a solution to the long outstanding land question at the coast, the revival of the coastal economy and inclusivity in the national government.
Fikirini Jacobs, a critic of governor Kingi opined that PAA will not be on the negotiating table but it will be represented by Jubilee Party.
“Kingi takes his party to JUBILEE and he calls it coalition agreement. Jubilee is expected to approach the party of the presidential hopeful- ODM (where he ran away from) for a coalition agreement. Between Kingi’s party and Jubilee which one will be called by the ruling party (ODM) to the table?” wrote Fikirini on his timeline
He added: “The people of Kilifi should know ultimately that Kingi will get his one position in government as a post-2022 strategy but all the other stories of Land Agenda and Economy should be treated as “political patronage marketing agenda”