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UDF MCAs vow to frustrate Akaranga

16 December 2013, 17:28 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - United Democratic Front (UDF) MCAs in Vihiga County have publicly declared war on Governor Moses Akaranga, promising to take advantage of their numbers in the County assembly to frustrate him if he does not toe their line.

Top on their agenda is thwarting the approval of the Finance Bill, which the assembly is currently going through, to punish the Governor as the Bill is crucial to the County’s revenue collection.

“The Governor should be the last person to tell us what we should do in the County assembly. If he is not going to retract his sentiments, we will not approve the Finance Bill and we will use our numbers to run the County the way we want,” Shiru ward representative, Nixon Butiya said.

The MCAs addressed journalists in a hotel in Kisumu over the weekend, where they were holed making final amendments to the Finance Bill before it is tabled in the County assembly.

The UDF MCAs who are the majority in the Vihiga County Assembly want the Governor to be the last person to make any remarks regarding the business of the house because he depends on their ‘favours’ in passing the crucial bills.  

Leader of Majority, Andrew Ahuga, said that it was inappropriate for the Governor to point accusing fingers at the County representatives allied to UDF because of how they conduct their business in the assembly.

He also quashed the claim by Hamisi MP Charles Gimose that the UDF County reps were working at the behest of their party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, to frustrate Akaranga.

“The claim is inappropriate because we have dedicated ourselves in serving the County by speeding the approval of many things that the Governor brings forth. No one should point any accusing fingers at the UDF members and our affairs should be left to be dealt with by our party leadership,” he said.

Nominated MCA Gladys Analo said that as a party, they cannot hide the fact that they are the majority in the County assembly and thus form the government of the County, and are thus mandated to run the County.

The assembly Majority Chief Whip, Abdalla Chogo, noted that the UDF side had decided to withdraw the Leader of Majority from visiting the Governor’s office so that he could collect the Bills prepared by the County executive committee members and forward them for debating in the assembly.

 He alleged that the County assembly was dissatisfied by the County executive committee members’ performance so far, which has been low since their appointment to their respective offices.

“We passed an appropriation Bill earlier on in June and up to now, there is nothing that has been started on the ground. We are worried because if this goes on, our County will lag,” he said.   

Chogo asked the Governor to advertise the position of the County Secretary and Principal Finance Officer, which have not yet been advertised despite the tenure of the interim ones’ nearly relapsing.

Speaking separately, Leader of Minority, Jenipher Ekhuya, said that on their side, they have no qualms with the Governor’s administration and are working towards supporting his development agenda.

“We are not at war with the UDF guys in the County assembly, and we are contented playing the second fiddle to them where their numbers matter,” she said.

The UDF MCAs were infuriated after Governor Moses Akaranga asked them to use their numbers in the County assembly not for their own selfish gains, but to help the County.

Akaranga had noted that members of the County assembly allied to CORD were dissatisfied in the County assembly where they claimed they were often being muzzled.

“It is not an appropriate time to wage wars on each other in the County as per now. Instead, we should be sitting together and formulating ways of developing our various wards in the County for the benefit of our people collectively,” Akaranga said.

He asked the MCAs to be patient with his administration and support him because if they do not, their respective regions will equally be affected and lag behind in development.  

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