BY SAM ALFAN.
UDF leader Musalia Mudavadi has suffered a major blow after the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal reinstated expelled Hassan Osman as the United Democratic Forum (UDF) Chairman.
Political Parties Dispute Tribunal has quashed the decision of United Democratic Forum its national governing council meeting did not have the mandate to expel the national chairman and national executive committee members.
The tribunal chairman Mr Kyalo Mbuba said that National Executive Council held on 16 September 2014 which came up with the resolution to expel Mr Hassan Osman who he is nominated MP was irregular and illegal
He said in the judgment that UDF has political does not have internal dispute resolution committee in their constitution where by dispute involving the Party leader Musalia Mudavid and the national chairman should have been referred to for arbitration.
” The NEC meeting was not properly constituted as provided for under the Party constitution” Mr Mbuba said.
At the inception of the dispute before the tribunal issued an order restraining the Registrar of Political Party (RPP) from removing names of four members expelled by UDF
. The Tribunal also issued the order barring Mudavadi,his deputy Jeremiah Kioni, Petronilla Were and Kassim Sawa from conveying any meeting of the National Governing Council and National Delegates Congress.
Three UDF Nairobi County officials Wycliffe Oyondi Okeo, Caroline
Muthoni Boy and Pauline Achieng Abetto moved to court seeking orders
to bar RPP from effecting changes pursuant to the meeting held on
16 September 2014
Tribunal chairman Kyalo Mbobu said pending the hearing and
determination of the application the expulsion of Senators Bonny
Khalwale (Kakamega), Martha Wangare (nominated) and party chairman
Hassan Osman (nominated) by the party National Delegate Conference
should not be effected.
Delegates of UDF had endorsed the expulsion of senators Khalwale and Wangare from the party.
The National Delegates Conference (NDC) also approved the expulsion and
suspended party chairman Osman and replaced him with Webuye MP