- Roba reiterated that party’s support for the Kenya Kwanza government at a time the country is facing harsh economic times.
- The party appointed Ramadhan Bungale as the new secretary general replacing David Ohito who has since left.
The United Democratic Movement has asked the President to initiate the process of appointing new IEBC commissioners to avoid a constitutional crisis.
The party warned that the country is operating on dangerous ground with some constituencies and wards operating without elected leaders.
This emerged when the party’s national executive council met in Naivasha for its annual meeting.
Party leader Ali Roba called on President William Ruto to move with haste and act on the High Court ruling that gave the green light to appoint new IEBC commissioners.
Addressing the press in Naivasha, the Mandera senator said that hundreds of voters in the Banissa constituency and other wards in the country were getting a raw deal due to the failure to conduct by-elections.
“Currently, the country cannot conduct any by-elections as there are no election commissioners and we call on the President to act before things go wrong,” he said.
He added that the continued delay infringed on the constitutional rights of the affected electoral areas, hence the need for the President to act.
Roba reiterated the party’s support for the Kenya Kwanza government at a time the country is facing harsh economic times.
“We believe that the government is firmly on the path of turning around the economic performance of the country from the rundown that it inherited,” he said.
During the meeting, the party appointed Ramadhan Bungale as the new secretary general replacing David Ohito who has since left.
Deputy party leader Bashir Abdulahi said they were committed to supporting the government and addressing the challenges facing the country.
“We are in the Kenya Kwanza government to stay and we are keen to make UDM a national outfit as we spread to other parts of the country,” the Mandera North MP said.
Marsabit Governor Mohammud Ali said they were keen to strengthen the party by making its presence felt countrywide.
“UDM is an equal opportunity party and shall remain so as we strive to improve the performance of our party nationally,” he said.
This was echoed by his Mandera counterpart Mohammed Kharif, who said they would work closely with the government to address challenges facing the nation.