ODM defends new changes in Nairobi County Assembly a day after uproar
The Orange Democratic Party has dismissed claims by a section of its members that the new minority leadership at the county assembly of Nairobi was done without following the law.
In an exclusive interview with Ghetto Radio News ODM Secretary Genral Edwin Sifuna says they had a parliamentary group meeting with all ODM Members of the County Assembly together with Nairobi leadership led by George Aladwa and they all agreed on the new changes.
‘‘ODM Party consults you, remember last week we held a meeting where all these matters were discussed and all the MCAs were present including ODM chairman Honourable Aladwa… and there was unanimous agreement on these changes so let nobody lie,’’ Sifuna said.
On the issue of ODM removing a Wiper Party MCA Patrick Musili as deputy minority leader, Sifuna said that the members from the minority side showed no confidence in him and decided to remove him.
‘‘We don’t speak for Wiper Party but what i can say is that the honourable members said they no longer have faith in him and if he feels that he has votes then let him demonstrate that,’’ Sifuna noted.
On the petition to remove honourable Imwatok as minority whip he said he has not received such a document.
‘‘No no no i have not received any petition and i am not aware, but at the end of the day the party has a final say on who leads the party at assemblies,’’ he added.
In the new leadership list Michael Ogada is the minority leader deputised by Melab Atema, Chief Whip is Peter Imwatok deputised by Kilimani MCA Moses Ogeto and Cathrine Okoth is the new county assembly board member.