The ouster of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as the Ford Kenya party leader is “dead on arrival” according to Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. The MP has criticized Tongaren MP David Eseli, saying he doesn’t understand the Ford Kenya party constitution and that even though they delivered duly signed forms with the party changes to the Registrar of Political parties, some missed the vital signatures of the party leader, treasurer and SG.
He said the Registrar of Political Parties will eventually, during the evaluation of the party changes, refer the Eseli led team to the Ford Kenya party constitution, which has laid out different modalities of removing a party leader. “The NEC has no powers to remove the party leader,” he said. He added that the gazzetment of the party changes isn’t applicable, and that party changes are never gazetted, only government business.
Speaking to West FM, the Kiminini MP rubbished dictatorship complaints leveled against Wetangula and his leadership of the party, saying complaints should be sent through the right channels and the accused is given the chance to present his defence. He said Secretary General David Eseli is the dictator and not Wetangula, since he like the principal and the party leader is just the chairman of the board, and he is in charge of the party’s performance, “The Secretary General is the head of the secretariat, he is the head of the operations, the problems the party faces are due to the Secretary General.”