Wetang’ula differs with Raila over Chebukati’s resignation


Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula has asked ODM party leader Raila Odinga to stop his calls for the resignation of electoral agency chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Wetang’ula who spoke in Kimaeti catholic church in Bumula constituency during a funds drive, dismissed calls for Chebukati’s resignation as self centered.
“No one can be allowed to choose the referee in a game, let Chebukati and other IEBC commissioners carry on with their work without any interference,” he said
The Bungoma senator called on the government to give Chebukati enough money and an opportunity to serve Kenyans.

“He must lead the BBI verification exercise and man the by-elections in Kabuchai and Matungu constituencies without outside forces calling for his verification,” said Wetang’ula.
His sentiments were echoed by Kiminini Mp Chris Wamalwa and his Kimilili counter part Didmus Barasa who asked  Odinga to stop his calls for the resignation of the electoral agency commissioners.
“It is just the other day that the BBI signatures were taken to IEBC  headquarters for verification and the budget given to them, how then can you ask for their resignation? posed Wamalwa. 
The legislators said that Odinga is never understood and that is why BBI must be defeated. 
Barasa challenged Raila to stop undermining the commissioners and let them work independently.
“Odinga is not a government senior employee to to force anyone to go, IEBC commissioners are doing a good job and they should be left alone,” said the law make.

He pledged to lead the anti BBI meetings in Bungoma county to ensure it is defeated.
“BBI has nothing good for Kenyans, we can’t pass it to help a few people have different problems that should be addressed before it is passed,” he stated.
Odinga took issue with the electoral agency commissioners for demanding too much money for the signatures verification.

“They are demanding too much for the verification of the signatures, they should be contented with the little they have been given,” he said.
The agency was demanding for Sh241 million while the treasury released Sh93. 7 million.


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