Wamalwa: Cord leaders should not force dialogue
09 June 2014, 08:13
Kimilili - Cord leaders should not set conditions or issue ultimatums as they seek to hold a national dialogue with the Jubilee government, former Justice and Constitutional Affairs Cabinet Minister Eugene Wamalwa has said.
Speaking in Kimilili town, Bungoma County over the weekend, Wamalwa said he fully supports the national dialogue, but it is wrong for Cord to blackmail the government to come to the negotiating table with them.
“Dialogue saved this country from the brink of collapse after the 2007 general elections. But it won’t work if the Cord leaders use mass action and posturing in rallies to force dialogue,” said Wamalwa on Saturday.
“ I am shocked when the opposition leaders issue threats in public forum to the president, warning of dire consequences if he doesn’t yield to their demands for dialogue on issues facing the country. You can not intimidate a person to negotiate with you,” added the former Saboti legislator.
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