Mr David Makali has officially resigned from the Labour Party of Kenya as the secretary-general.
In a letter dated March 20, 2017 to party chairperson Julia Ojiambo and copied to the Registrar of Political Parties Mr Makali resigned both as the secretary-general and a member of the party.
Mr Makali promised to hand over party instruments.
Mr Makali fell out with party leader Ababu Namwamba over which coalition, between the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and the Jubilee Party LPK should support.
While Namwamba chose to support Jubilee, Mr Makali was drumming up support for Nasa.
“I am resigning today as the LPK secretary-general so that I can focus on my Bungoma senatorial bid.
"I can’t remain in the party whose leader cannot listen and respect other leaders’ views,” said Mr Makali.
He said he will soon announce the party he will use to contest for the seat.
Mr Makali will fight it out with Jubilee’s Dr Juma Mukhwana and former Tourism Chief Officer Juma Fwamba who will both square it out at the nomination stage.