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Mudavadi scoffs at media reports that he is a nobody in UDF

29 September 2014, 17:07 David Wekesa

Bungoma - Former deputy Prime Minister, Musalia Mudavadi has scoffed at media reports indicating that the registrar of political parties  had indicated that he his not the UDF party leader saying they emanating from forged documents.

In a statement through his press secretary, Kibisu Kabatesi, Mudavadi termed the reports as propaganda and lies being spread by his political opponents.

“The alleged letter of September 25, 2014 from the Registrar of Political Parties (RPP) is therefore a most vile and horrid lie to be sold to the media by the UDF deposed officials so far," he said.

Musalia said the letter speaks volumes of lies by conmen determined to fake documents and compromise media to cause anxiety and despondence in the party and also paint the Registrar of Political Parties as partisan in the dispute.

The former DPM insisted that the UDF National Delegates Conference (NDC) of January
4, 2013 ratified the positions of Hon. Musalia Mudavadi as Party Leader and Hon. Jeremiah Kioni as Deputy Party Leader.

Read Also: Registrar: Mudavadi, Kioni aren't UDF party officials

He said The RPP is in possession of UDF National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting minutes of  September 19, 2013 implementing the NDC resolution has also amended the UDF constitution creating these positions.

He said the former chairman, Hassan Osman, chaired both the NDC and NEC meetings and signed
the minutes and documents filed with the registrar.

“It is very critical that the media check on accuracy. Sources ought to be crosschecked and verified for facts before publication. Partial  independence on one side in a dispute to provide falsified documents
compromises media integrity," he said.

Mudavadi said the RPP is aware of forged documents doing rounds in media houses, arguing that  it was doubtful that the RPP can write such an erroneous letter.

"In the context of the on-going dispute, authorising such a letter would amount to the RPP taking sides in political party disputes. It also amounts to contempt of the Political Parties Tribunal where a case is already filed. The RPP must therefore come clean on this matter,” said Mudavadi.

Mudavadi urged Hassan and group to gather the courage to face party disciplinary mechanisms instead of engaging in the diplomacy of lies, orchestrated disinformation and forged documents.

“Their desperate effort to be bought-off will not work. It does not matter how long it takes or who their masters are, but they must come clean on party financial impropriety and sabotage,” he said.

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