Wrangles in Ford Kenya Party intensified over the weekend after Bungoma Senator dismissed the National Delegates Conference purportedly called by Tongaren Mp Eseli Simiyu.
Addressing the press in Bungoma town on Sunday, the Ford Kenya party leader said that the rebel groups has no mandate to convene an NDC because they are not recognized.
“Let me assure my supporters and the general public that Ford Kenya hasn’t called for any NDC, those purporting doing so are imposters who were kicked out long time ago,” said Weta.
He added, “Eseli is an imposter in Ford Kenya and cannot purport to transact any business on behalf of the party. The purported convened NDC on 6th November in Nairobi is an illegality and won’t proceed. The party is in safe hands,”.
Wetang’ula averred that Eseli has engaged unlawful provocation against the leadership of FK party, the party respects court orders, democracy, rules and can’t engage in unlawful acts.
“The court stopped him from performing any duties after they engaged in a failed party coup in May last year and they have no powers to carry on any business, “said Weta.
He called on Eseli and his ilk to stop forcing themselves into FK matters and leave Millicent Abudho to perform her duties in calling for an NDC.
Eseli, Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi and Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati carried unsuccessful coup in FK which forced Wetang’ula to seek court redress and the matter is still pending in court.
The wrangles brought about the cracks in the party with the two camps both claiming to be the genuine owners.
However, Wetang’ula has been carrying on with party business and even led a team that resolved to pull out of NASA.
“Abudho wrote the letters to registrar of political parties that enabled us to pull out of Nasa, where was Eseli and his group?” Posed Weta.
He stated that The Tongaren legislator has no capacity nor powers to call for any meeting and it won’t be there until the genuine party organ decides.
Eseli paid for an advert notice in one of the dailies that appeared on Saturday October 9, that the NDC will take place on November 6 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
But in a quick rejoinder, Eseli said that he is the bonafide secretary general and has the right to transact all businesses in the party.
“The NDC will proceed as per the notice in the newspaper, I urge all delegates to turn up so that we can finish the business for once and all,” he said.