Two disputing factions in Chama cha Uzalendo (CCU) were yesterday directed by the high court to seat together with Registrar of Political Parties and come up with a harmonised nomination list that will be presented to the IEBC.
Justice James Wakiaga directed the two warring sides to do so by Monday, June 5.
The party through its Vice Secretary General, Masoud Omar Bakari Mwakomango moved to court claiming that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) refused to accept the Party’s candidates for the coming general election without any justification.
According to the Party, IEBC only paid attention to former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s list of aspirants yet she ceased to be member of the Party.
“IEBC has ignored the advice of Registrar of Political Parties despite being informed who are the genuine party officials,” claimed Mwakomango in the application.
CCU argues that IEBC recognizes Wavinya Ndeti as the Party Leader and the Chairperson of the Party whereas it has processed her candidature to vie for Machakos Governorship position with Wiper ticket.
Wavinya Ndeti’s list of 88 aspirants is the one that has been uploaded in the IEBC website.
Justice Wakiaga’s directive now sets aside the list presented to IEBC under Wavinya Ndeti’s leadership.
“In view to the mitigation history presented herein, I hereby direct that the representation of each faction to sit with the Registrar of Political party for the best interest of the party. Should there be an agreement before the said dates, the agreed names to be forwarded to IEBC through letter by the Registrar of Poetical parties,” ruled the Judge.
CCU also wants the court to declare that Wavinya ceased to be Chama Cha Uzalendo member and hence be barred from interfering with the part affairs.
The case will be mentioned on 5th June to assess the progress in resolving the party dispute.