NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14 – Embattled Orange Democratic Movement Secretary General Ababu Namwamba now has seven days to resume his duties or formally communicate his resignation to the party.
Speaking after a two-hour National Executive Committee meeting chaired by Party Leader Raila Odinga, Acting Secretary General Agnes Zani said the party will take disciplinary action against him after they establish he has been absent from duty.
“The disciplinary measures will be dealt with internally, but we have not heard any formal proclamation from him, directly to the people who have given him that job and this is the organ that is exactly responsible for that,” stated Zani who until her elevation was one of Namwamba’s deputies.
“We don’t want to make any pronouncement now… we want to give him that opportunity to actually formally tell us his position and we will work on it.”
This comes a day after Namwamba insisted that the ODM Secretary General’s position remained vacant and that he did not have to write a letter to declare his resignation since he had already announced it in public rallies.
“What can be more substantive than me saying it several times that I have out of my own volition resigned? I have relinquished the position of Secretary General,” said Namwamba.
“There is no doubt that I am no longer the ODM Secretary General, let the party take note. I have relinquished the position of Secretary General. That is now a matter of the past.”
Zani takes over as the acting Secretary General to ensure the smooth running of the party.