I am in Labour Party to stay, Ababu Namwamba


Ababu Namwamba
Ababu Namwamba

Budalang’i Member of Parliament, Ababu Namwamba, says he is in Labour Party to stay further dismissing claims that the party members have sidelined him terming it as propaganda.

While responding to a move by the Political Party’s Tribunal to issue temporary orders stopping him from acting as a member of the Labour Party, Ababu now says he is not shaken.

He added that members of the Labour Party will remain united ahead of the next election.

Ababu’s sentiments come just two days after the tribunal issued the restraint pending hearing and determination of a suit challenging his leadership of the party.

This follows a petition that was filed with the Tribunal by a Mr John Barasa Makokha who sought for Namwamba to be disowned for fear that he could enter into a political alignment with rival parties ahead of the August General Election.

In a quick rejoinder, however, Labour Party Chairperson, Prof Julia Ojiambo, distanced the party from the petition saying it has not been sanctioned by the Labour Party organs.

In a statement to newsrooms, the party further indicated that no case, suit or complaint can be filed without a resolution of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Labour Party has full confidence in Honorable Ababu Namwamba EGH, MP and the attempts to misuse the good name of our party and to besmirch the character of our leaders should be dealt with the contempt it deserves,” read the statement in part.

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