No peace in the party as controversy over an audit report and leadership wrangles continue to follow Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC).On Monday, the auditor general report indicated that the party could have lost up to Sh 79,159,253 in unexplained withdrawals.
On Thursday, Muluka told former office holders to account for every cent spent. But yesterday, Osotsi questioned the timing of the report coming days before the final submissions in a High Court case challenging Muluka’s legality in office and the NEC as currently constituted.
The Auditor General recommended that former party officials including the secretary general, chairman, treasurer and executive director who were by then bank accounts signatories be interrogated over the finances. Further ANC appealed at the High Court the decision of the Political Parties Tribunal (PPT) that declared that former secretary general Godfrey Osotsi’s replacement was illegal. Parties in the matter are expected to make final submission on October 29. Osotsi was last year replaced with Barrack Muluka but the PPT through members, led by Chairman Kyalo Mbobu, Hassan Abdi and Ms Desma Nungo said the move was irregular and unlawful.
“The case is coming up on October 29 and they are presiding over the matter in the media trying to bully the court,” said Osotsi. He added; “Why are they discussing and canvasing on issues that are active in court?”
The Amani National Congress party urged officials mentioned in the audit report on the loss of Sh79 million to step aside. The report stated that the party may have lost Sh 79,159,253 paid for nominations and party registration in the run-up to last year’s polls.
The party’s public communication’s strategic adviser, Barack Muluka, claimed the report by the office of the Auditor General cast the party’s administration in bad light. The Auditor General recommended that the former party officials be held liable.Mr Muluka demanded that the initial office holders account for every cent that was withdrawn and explain how the money was spent.