Embattled Siaya County Deputy Governor William Oduol, on Tuesday, May 30, revealed that he was ready to sit down with Governor James Orengo and iron out issues.
During an interview on KBC, Oduol stated that he was ready to negotiate with Orengo and end their wrangles affecting service delivery to the Siaya people.
“I will sit down with the governor if he invites me for a talk. I will show him where the loopholes are... to be sealed to avoid wastage of public resources. I will even pinpoint the characters (unnamed individuals) who have stolen the money. Let us sanction them,” he noted.
Oduol argued that he was committed to offering services to the people who elected him If the differences between the two were resolved.
He further noted that the wrangles were portraying the county negatively, but he chose to unearth the underlying corruption issues to save public resources.
Oduol emphasised that he was not planning to resign from office and warned those who were pushing for his resignation to direct their energies on delivering their mandates.
“I was elected on a joint ticket with Orengo, I can’t resign alone. Section 180 of the constitution sub-section 6 says a governor and deputy governor are elected together under one ticket,” he stated.
Therefore, he maintained that his resignation meant that Orengo resigned to give the Siaya people another chance to elect other leaders.
About Members of the County Assembly approving his impeachment, the deputy governor noted that he was not scared about MCAs’ impeachment motion.
“I am not scared by that impeachment, let them bring it on,” he posed.
Oduol also explained that he had not received official communication from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party about his removal.
The deputy governor explained that no reasons or substantial grounds warranted his expulsion from the ODM party. He insisted he was not acting for proxies but on behalf of Siaya residents who elected him.
Siaya County Assembly members, on Monday, May 29, approved an impeachment motion against embattled Deputy Governor William Oduol.
East Asembo Ward MCA Gordon Onguru tabled the impeachment motion accusing Oduol of gross misconduct by working with those he termed as detractors to destabilise the county.
In a separate incident, ODM, on May 28, expelled him from the party.
The decision was communicated by ODM Siaya coordinating committee drawn from all sub-counties.
In a statement, the party revealed that the reason for expelling Governor James Orengo's deputy was because he was working with Kenya Kwanza.
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