The Registrar of Political Parties has dealt a blow to embattled Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang'ula, saying his convened National Executive Council (NEC) did not meet the quorum.
Anne Nderitu further asked Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi’s team to rectify the anomaly observed in the PP7 form, where a member who was not authorised to sign the document signed it.
This means that save for the statutory form, Wamunyinyi’s faction have to address the issue highlighted by the Registrar and they will be in control of the party.
“The statutory form PP7 was not properly signed by the authorised officials as per the records held by this office. In this regard, you are kindly guided to address the issue highlighted above and appraise us on the same,” said Nderitu in a letter dated June 4 to Ford Kenya Secretary General Eseli Simiyu.
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According to the Registrar, the Wetangula group failed to raise a quorum of the NEC and the Parliamentary Group meeting as stipulated in Ford Kenya’s constitution in their Sunday meeting.
“The NEC and PG meeting held on May 31 did not meet the applicable quorum to hear and determine disciplinary matters and the Statutory form PP7 on Notice of Change of Party officials was not filed,” she wrote to Wetang'ula.
“You are advised to address the issues highlighted above and appraise us on the same.”
Yesterday, Wetangula’s group charged that they were still in control of the party since the status quo remains with Wetangula as party leader.
“The leadership of the party remains in the legitimate hands of the legitimate leaders led by Wetang'ula,” said Chris Wamalwa, the group’s interim secretary-general.
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When contacted, Eseli was emphatic that they will address the issue raised by the Registrar and file the returns today.