Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – People

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Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – People
Chairman Henry Obwocha
Founder Martin Shikuku
Dissolved 2016
Split from FORD-Asili
Merged into Jubilee Party
Headquarters Jam Park Plaza, Ngong Road, Dagoretti, Nairobi
National affiliation PNU (2007)
Slogan We are social democrats!

The Forum for the Restoration of Democracy–People, commonly known as Ford People, was a political party in Kenya.

History[edit]

The party was established in October 1997 as a breakaway from Ford–Asili.[1] In the 2002 general elections, the party won 14 out of 210 elected seats in the National Assembly, whilst in the presidential contest, the party supported Simeon Nyachae, who came third with 5.9%.

In the 2007 general elections, Ford-Kenya was part of the newly created Party of National Unity led by President Mwai Kibaki.[2] It gained three seats in parliament, but became the first to have a parliamentary seat victory overturned in an election petition, when the result for the Bomachoge Constituency was annulled.[3]

In 2016 the party merged into the Jubilee Party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KENYA: The Party System from 1963-2000 International Comparative Political Parties Project
  2. ^ Kenya president eyes re-election BBC News, 16 September 2007
  3. ^ DAILY NATION - Ford People MP loses seat http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/504596/-/view/printVersion/-/41wiy1/-/index.html
  4. ^ 13 parties wind up today for Jubilee merger Daily Nation, 8 September 2016