Citizens Convention Party Founder Ditches the Party for ODM
Written by Celine Abuga & Odhiambo Shem on November 8, 2021
The founder of Citizen Conventions Party (CCP) Grace Adhiambo Akumu has finally joined Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
She confirmed this during a talkshow with Sky 106.1 FM that she has ditched her party and joined ODM and she will vie for Kisumu women Representative post come 2022.
The party was started in the year 2014 where she used it in vying for Kisumu women representative post in 2017 where she emerged number two.
Explaining more on ditching her party, she had to sell it because of funds for managing it also the party had less members and could not qualify to get funds from the registrar of political parties.
Just like other small parties, the strict rules set by the government on the political party’s fund locked her out, and meant that she would have to rely on donations from members.
For small parties like hers to qualify for the political party’s fund, they must have at least 25 MCAs and three governors.
“The government has made it very difficult for small parties to qualify for funding and that is why most fringe parties are unable to survive,” Akumu said.
Starved off funding to support her party operations, Akumu was staring at the possibility of her outfit being deregistered by the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.
This message is brought to you by sky FM in collaboration with Code for Africa’s ilab for Data Journalism program supported by DW Akademie.