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Mudavadi’s Term as ANC Boss Expires Monday, June 15, Osotsi Declares

by Gabriel Omolo

Amani National Congress (ANC) nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi has said that Musalia Mudavadi’s term as ANC boss expires Monday, June 15.

The lawmaker has demanded that the party conducts grassroot polls to elect new officials.

Osotsi’s claims comes amid drama being witnessed in Ford Kenya party.

The Office of Registrar of Political Parties on Monday June 8 gazetted intended changes in Ford Kenya party leadership amid deep divisions.

A section of the party members led by Secretary-General Esseli Simiyu met last week and voted to remove Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as party leader.

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The party intends to replace Wetangula with Kanduyi Member of Parliament Wafula Wamunyinyi on an interim basis.

In March last year, Osotsi and Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala laid claim to the political outfit and threatened to kick out Mudavadi and his team.

Senator Malala and Osotsi told Mudavadi to look for a political vehicle to run on in 2022 since he is no longer welcome in the party.

This came after Osotsi was kicked out of the party on Wednesday for failing to toe the line.

“The same mistake he is committing is the same mistake he did with UDF. I would advise him to start looking for a party to run on because ANC has its owners,” Malala said.

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“The purported expulsion is null and void. How can you chase someone from a party that is not yours?”

Malala said Osotsi is a bonafide member of ANC and the legitimate secretary general and “is going nowhere”.

Osotsi said anyone who wants to ascertain the real owners of the party should check with the Registrar of Political Parties.

He said he formed ANC in 2015 alongside nine like-minded Kenyans and only roped in Mudavadi after he was kicked out of UDF.

Osotsi later made a surprise retreat, abandoning his hard stance on the ANC leadership.

his statement was reconciliatory. It was a far cry from his confrontational approach to party issues.

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“I want to take this opportunity to extend an olive branch to everyone in the party who has perceived my seeking justice to mean undermining the leadership. Our party name,  Amani, stands for peace and in this era of the handshake, we need to be tolerant with each other and exercise utmost respect for each other’s choice of justice,” Osotsi said.

“However, this should not be mistaken as surrender, but an opportunity for the parties involved to create an enabling environment for dispute resolution and ensure peace and tranquillity in the party. “

In a rejoinder, the ANC, through secretary general Muluka, said it had yet to get communication from the MP.

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