Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula has declared that there will be no any National Delegates Conference meeting at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
While Wetang’ula was announcing this, plans are on top gear for the NDC meeting to proceed on 21st November.
A faction led by Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi (interim chairman), the secretary general Eseli Simiyu and Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati have said that the meeting is on as planned.
Speaking at Nyange village in Mbakalo ward, Tongaren constituency on Saturday, Wetang’ula emphasised that the purported convened meeting is illegal, invalid and won’t take place.
“The purported planned Ford Kenya NDC meeting at Bomas of Kenya won’t take place, those who have been invited to meet will be shocked,” he said.
The Bungoma senator added, “The other faction have been send to attack me, they are being used by outside forces to cause cracks in the party but they won’t succeed, the law recognizes me as the genuine party leader “.
Wetang’ula says he survived many wars and it is hard to kick him out of Ford Kenya.
“When the late vice President Kijana Wamalwa was in FK, he was despised and belittled by many people but with determination he rose to be the vice president wasn’t it not for death robbing him, he would be the head of state,” he said.
He pointed out that other regions are firmly behind their leaders but in Western region, a few leaders are fighting their own.
“Don’t listen to a few disgruntled leaders, FK is a national party not a Bungoma party, the problem only lies in Bungoma not other regions,” said the legislator.
Wetang’ula says that because of legislative and oversight roles in the senate, Bungoma county is set to receive extra Sh1.7 billion from the national government.
He hit out at area governor Wycliffe Wangamati for failing to fulfill his campaign pledges.
“The county government should tell us where Sh213 million meant to fight covid-19 disappeared to,” he said.
On Building Bridges Initiative report, Wetang’ula reminded Kenyans that “We must have a consensus not using force, let’s dialogue,”.
He asked for a sober discussion on BBI report which includes listening to all opposing forces including the church, teachers and many people to avoid dividing the country.
“Let’s have amendments to the document before we pass it, all discontent voices must be included in the report, change some clauses, agree to disagree so that all Kenyans are inclusive,” said Weta.
A faction led by Dr.Eseli, Governor Wangamati and Wamunyinyi have been crisscrossing the country meeting party delegates and courting them to attend the planned meeting on November 21, 2020.