On Friday, April 1, the political parties associated with the movement announced that the name had officially been changed to Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party.
Kalonzo had earlier announced that the name would change but, a proposal that did not sit well with many, especially ODM leader Raila Odinga’s allies who had sneered at him over the demand.
As secretary generals of constituent parties signed the agreement, it emerged that the agreement between Azimio la Umoja coalition party and the more than 24 parties, was not yet deposited at the registrar of political parties.
During the initial stages of the agreement between OKA and Azimio, confusion emerged on what document was actually signed between Musyoka and the Azimio la Umoja team.
In an interview with KTN News, after he signed the deal to support Odinga for president, Kalonzo maintained that what was signed was a cooperation deal between Azimio la Umoja coalition and One Kenya Alliance to form a grand coalition dubbed Azimio One Kenya Alliance.
During the launch of the new political outfit, KANU sec gen, Nick Salat stated that they have taken a long time to actualize this new deal but they will be fully supporting Raila. The coalition will be having its first campaign in West Pokot.
“On behalf of my party, we are here to announce the formation of the Azimio La Umoja- One Kenya political party; we will give our team leader, Raila Odinga, the necessary support to actualize his Presidency,” he stated.
Kalonzo Musyoka will also be taking the lead role in Raila’s campaigns with other Principals after the formation of the Azimio One Kenya Coalition party.
Jubilee Party sec gen, Jeremiah Kioni announced that President Uhuru Kenyatta has been actively working with all parties involved to form the new outfit and push it to the level it has grown to.
Kioni added that Uhuru was the crucial link and the principles involved are pushing for unity and prosperity of Kenya.
“The President has guided us by signing the agreement of Azimio- One Kenya coalition; it is a movement that stands for the unity and continuity of our country with the need to have shared prosperity and policies involving inclusivity,” Kioni stated.