ANC critizes Wamalwa and Lusaka for 'hawking' Luhyas to Jubilee Party
28 September 2016, 12:32
Bungoma - Amani National Congress (ANC) has criticised a section of leaders from western Kenya for joining Jubilee Party.
ANC Secretary General Godfrey Osotsi accused Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka of "selling" the region to the ruling party.
Speaking at Mabanga Agriculture Training Centre in Bungoma, Otsosi said Jubilee government had neglected the Western region since taking over power.
"Majority of voters are in western are in the Opposition. As a result, the region has been marginalised in resource allocation," he said.
He added that it was in bad faith for the duo to 'hawk' the community to JP with pretense that the government had the interests of the region at heart so as to lure the electorate to vote for the Jubilee Party in 2017.
The ANC official said dissolving of New Ford Kenya and defection of some MPs from the region to Jubilee Party was ill advised. He said the move was driven by greed and egoistic ambitions.
He explained that the leaders went to represent their interests but not those of the community. He added that the leaders who defected to JP dug their own political graves and would be sent to political oblivion for going against the wish of the electorate.
Osotsi said ANC had put in place requisite measures to ensure more women vie for different political seats. He revealed that the party's National Executive Council (NEC) is in the process of revising nomination fees in favor of women who would wish to vie on ANC.
"We will reduce nomination fees for women who will vie on ANC in a bid to see to it that after the 2017 general elections the gender parity rule will be achieved both at all levels of government," he said.
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