Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party has withdrawn from the anticipated tough by-election for the Eldas Ward Representative seat in Wajir County.
According to the letter dated Wednesday 11th August 2021, the UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina revealed that The UDA party had reached an agreement with the people of Eldas community after a consultative meeting where they requested to be offered a chance to support a family member of the departed Member of County Assembly Hon Ibrahim Abbas.
“Following extensive consultation with Eldas Ward, Wajir Count, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) wishes to announce that we shall not be fielding a candidate to contest for the vacant position of the Member of County Assembly Eldas Ward, Wajir County” the letter read.
It was established that the party resolved to withdraw the candidate for the seat as the Eldas Ward community members pledged to be rendered an ample chance to throw their support behind a family member of the departed soul since he was a UDA party member.
Hon Ibrahim Abbas died on Sunday 4th July 2021 at Wajir Airport while awaiting a medical emergency flight to Nairobi for further treatment.