Ford Kenya has picked on Dr Timothy Arege to lead party affairs in Kisii.
Party delegates settled on Arege in a Sunday morning meeting that was chaired by Party leader Moses Wetangula at a Kisii hotel.
“We have a new acting Chairman who will give us a way forward on party activities in the region. The former Chairman has opted to join a splinter group and cannot be trusted to lead the party.”
Two weeks ago Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi held a meeting with a section of party officials and delegates in Kisii that was convened by the now embattled branch chairman Job Okemwa.
The Wamunyinyi meeting in Kisii was to rally members to attend the upcoming national delegates’ conference to elect new leaders.
“All of you are aware that the party has not conducted any elections for more than a decade which is illegal according to the registrar of the political party’s act,” said Wamunyinyi.
In May, Wamunyinyi and a camp went against Wetang’ula and tried to unseat him from the party chairman position, accusing him of failing to offer leadership to the party.
On Sunday, Wetangula thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for considering the interest of Kenyans in the new BBI documents.
“We need a proper bill that will not create tension in the Country. Let us get to get the next general elections as a united country. There is no need to divide the country as we approach the next general elections.”
Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka who is also the party’s Vice Chairman said the party was ready for the National delegates’ conference.
“We are proud of the amendments in the BBI report. All that we wanted as a party has been factored in the bill,” he said.
By Frank Akunga