Mudavadi's ANC Party Leader Wrangles Escalate With New Twist

  • Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi.
    Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi.
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  • The Registrar of Political Parties (RPP) Anne Nderitu has ordered Amani National Congress (ANC) to organise election as soon as possible. RPP has also ordered the party to provide timelines for the elections as pressure to kick out party leader Musalia Mudavadi mounts.

    “In light of the above, kindly avail information on timelines and notification of the ANC elections in line with Articles 18, 22 and 26 of the ANC constitution,” the registrar said in a letter written to Secretary-General Barrack Muluka.

    The wrangles within Amani National Congress (ANC) have taken a new twist, with the focus centred on Musalia Mudavadi's party leader position.
     
    For over a month, ANC management has been embroiled in a public war of words with Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi who claimed that the term of current officeholders had expired.

    The MP demanded fresh elections be conducted in the party and a letter from the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu has piled up more woes to the party. 

    Nderitu ordered Mudavadi to avail timelines for elections in a letter dated Tuesday, June 23, addressed to ANC Secretary-General Barrack Muluka.

    Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi during a press conference at Parliament buildings on on July 25, 2018
    Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi during a press conference at Parliament buildings on July 25, 2018
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    “In light of the above, kindly avail information on timelines and notification of the ANC elections in line with Articles 18, 22 and 26 of the ANC constitution.

    “Section 7 of the Political Parties Act provides that the composition of the governing body should reflect regional and ethnic diversity, gender balance and representation of special groups" Nderitu directed.

     ANC youth leader Angela Gathoni had petitioned the Registrar to declare the National Executive Council (NEC) and all other party organs vacant. She argued that Mudavadi and other NEC's were in office illegally.

    “As currently constituted, the NEC promotes nepotism because a significant number of its members have a direct and personal and family relationship with the party leader,” the petition states.

    While addressing the media in June 2019, Osotsi slammed Ford Kenya and Amani National Congress (ANC), party officials, for dragging Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's name into their wrangles while calling for fresh elections.

    "I cannot allow Kenyans to be fed with propaganda, with hate that Raila Odinga is behind all this, that is not true, what is happening is that these brothers of ours want to join Deputy President William Ruto.

    "I am fully aware of the sham, illegal and fraudulent NGC being organised, complete with fake delegates," Osotsi lamented as ANC refuted his allegations. 

    File image of Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi (left) and Deputy President William Ruto (right) at a past event
    File image of Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi (left) and Deputy President William Ruto (right) at a past event
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