Uhuruâs Director of Communication Munyori Buku declined to comment on the developments. But Muturi, who did not attend the NDC, wished the party well.
"The law has to be followed and if they have followed the law then that is okay," he said adding that he did not want to comment further.
After taking over, Gideon said he was humbled and privileged for being entrusted with the party interim chairmanship. He also wished Uhuru all the best adding that he will continue to pray for him.
"It is not our work to abuse others. We wish Uhuru all the best," Gideon said.
He said the party has no grudges against anyone but wants to continue its work with civility. Gideon assured party members that he would ensure the party will survive to conduct its grassroots election in two monthsâ time and it would be even stronger than now.
The new interim chairman said that the party had wandered in the wilderness without a leader and it was upon the members to choose who should steer them towards the General Election.
"Do we keep wandering in the desert? Or do we have the courage to cross the river to the promised land of election victory? We must change or die as a party," Gideon said.
He said the party called for the NDC to ensure it fulfills all its legal obligations to participate in the coming elections. "Now it is time to reconcile and put divisions behind us," Gideon said.
Before the party endorsed the constitution some delegates from Nairobi had opposed the move claiming the National Executive Committee had had not given the delegates the copies seven days prior to the NDC. They temporarily disrupted the meeting by shouting "Haki Yetu (Our right)!" but other delegates shouted them down.
They, however, soon sneaked out of the hall as former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga walked in with his supporters, allowing the group to take their seats. Others who attended the NDC were former nominated MP Ezekiel Bargâentuny, who brought greetings from retired President Moi, and Teresia Kirima, the widow of former Nairobi Kanu chairman Gerishon Kirima.