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Monday June 1, 2020 – Amani National Congress (ANC) Party Leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has accused ODM leader, Raila Odinga, and Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General, Francis Atwoli, of involvement in a plot that saw Moses Wetangula removed as the Ford Kenya party leader.
Ford Kenya’s National Executive Council (NEC) led by Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu, ousted Wetangula as Ford Kenya leader yesterday during a chaotic meeting that saw Wetangula’s ally ejected from the meeting by force.
Speaking after Wetangula’s ouster, Mudavadi claimed that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was working with Atwoli to dominate other political parties.
“I am aware that this mischief has been in the making for some time now.”
“It is calculated to invade and destabilize all independent-minded political parties.”
“The mischief has been escalated at a number of meetings led by the leader of a NASA member-party, whose objective is to dominate and destroy everyone politically.”
“In this, they are aided by the Secretary-General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU).”
“This ugly ploy reminds us of the Watergate Scandal of 1972 when the leader of a political party in the United States invaded another party in the manner we are now witnessing in Kenya,” his statement read in part.
Rubbishing the purported NEC meeting, Mudavadi stood with Wetangula as he promised not to recognise the changes.
He claimed that the machinations were supported financially by external players, and urged Wetangula’s team to move swiftly to restore order to the party.
“On my own behalf and on behalf of the entire fraternity of Amani National Congress, I wish to assure Senator Wetangula that we stand solidly with him,” the statement noted.
Mudavadi’s allegations against Atwoli came after the COTU Secretary-General hosted a large delegation of leaders from Western Kenya at his home in Kajiado on Friday, May 29th.
Other than sparking an uproar over the leaders’ failure to observe various social distancing measures, it raised eyebrows due to the nature of discussions.
The Kenyan DAILY POST