Osotsi seeks dialogue to iron out differences with ANC; says he won’t contest Court rulings

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Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi
Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi

Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi has called for dialogue to iron out any issues with the ANC party, after the High Court ruled in favour of the party in the case involving his ouster. In the past weeks, the nominated MP has come under scrutiny after he was ejected from the Musalia Mudavadi led party and the High Court overturned the decision by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal reinstating the nominated MP.

Speaking to the press on Thursday, Osotsi extended an olive branch to everyone in the party who he said may have perceived his seeking justice as undermining the party and its leadership. “Our party name Amani stands for peace and our party symbol is an olive branch which also stands for peace, and in this era of handshake we need to be tolerant with each other and exercise utmost respect for each others’ choice for justice,” he said.

The nominated MP said he will seek to exhaust every available internal dispute resolution mechanism as directed by the Court instead, “Including mediation as provided for in the party constitution, the relevant law and the constitution of the land,” he said.

He said this shouldn’t be mistaken as surrender but an opportunity for those involved to create an enabling environment for dispute resolution and mediation to and ensure peace is given a chance. A petition challenging the appointment of Barack Muluka as ANC’s secretary general was also dismissed and Osotsi said he won’t challenge the two rulings by the High Court.