ODM Owes Them Nothing – Sifuna Says NASA Affiliates Will Receive No Party Funds

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In what could anger NASA Party affiliates, ODM party now says it will not share money received from the Political Parties Fund.

Secretary-general Edwin Sifuna said that the annulment of the 2017 presidential election means ODM owes them nothing.

NASA affiliates
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna addressing the media on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Image/Courtesy

The ODM party however says that ANC, Ford Kenya and Wiper are entitled to funds received based on the presidential vote.

“They, however, cannot be entitled to monies due to ODM on account of the votes received by the party’s other candidates, that is governors, MPs and MCAs, for the simple reason that they did not campaign for them,” he said.

The ODM Secretary General said that the Registrar of Political Parties could not, therefore, take into account the August 8, 2017 presidential results in the distribution of the fund.

Sifuna further argued that NASA boycotted the repeat poll following the Supreme Court nullification of the results of the 2017 presidential election.

“ODM does not, therefore, receive any money on account of presidential votes from the 2017 General Election. ODM does not, therefore, owe any monies to any other political party,” Sifuna said.

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ODM won’t share parties’ funding with Nasa affiliates. Image/Courtesy

Registrar of Political Parties says that for a party to qualify for funding, it must have at least 20 MPs, three senators, three governors and 40 MCAs elected on its ticket.

This therefore means that only Jubilee and ODM qualified for the fund after the 2017 General Election.

On Monday, Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu told Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that she had no option but to give ODM all the money in the absence of a sharing formula.

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