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UDF Party Sec. Gen. rubbishes Khalwale's dismissal

28 October 2014, 15:47 Chepkwony Robert

Nairobi - United Democratic Forum (UDF) Secretary General, Abraham Kipkoech Limo, has dismissed the Monday’s move by the party’s purported National Delegates Council (NDC) and National Governors Council (NGC) sitting in Nairobi that expelled Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale, nominated Senator Martha Wangari and controversial party chairman Kassim Hassan from the party.

“As the custodian of all the documents as far as the party is concerned, I am categorically terming the purported NDC/NGC sitting in Nairobi null and void. It was not convened by UDF members or anyone with capacity to convene a meeting,” said Limo when he addressed the media at a Nakuru hotel immediately after the announcement.

Read Also: Expelled Khalwale 'not in CORD'

Limo, who was attending a Political Parties leaders’ workshop in Nakuru, said the status quo which the tribunal court reaffirmed on September 19 means that the officials that have been there remains the same until when the matter is resolved.

He said those purporting to have had the authority to replace officials and expel other members need to explain in detail why and how they reached the decision.

Limo accused Hon. Justus Kizito and Jeremiah Kioni of being behind the officials' expulsion.

“There have been people of late masquerading as UDF party officials, one of them being Honorable Justus Kizito, a close friend of mine who has been purporting as the SG. He has been in the forefront of seeking political relevancy after losing in the 2013 general elections. I won’t also rule out the influence of Musalia Mudavadi, as well as Jeremiah Kioni who has been thirsty for the party deputy chairman’s position," he added.

Read Also: Mudavadi move illegal, expelled UDF leaders claim

On the party’s political future, Limo had this to say: “I really like the bubbles in the cup of tea in UDF. It wouldn’t stop the party from growing. What we are experiencing in UDF in matters wrangles shows a sense of growth, since people are talking about it.”

His deputy SG, Peter Karanja, while echoing Limo’s sentiments said existence of Mudavadi as the purported party leader does not add up, arguing that he was the one who contributed to the party’s poor performance during the general elections.

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