Lobby asks Kanu to eject Salat after his State appointment
The appointment of Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat as the chairman of the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) has landed him in trouble after a lobby group petitioned for his removal from the cockerel party.
The group, Concerned Citizen Alliance (CCA) now says Salat has contravened the Political Parties Act, 2011; The Public Officer Ethics Act, 2002; and Leadership and Integrity Act by doubling up as a State officer as well as Kanu Secretary General.
In a petition to the Registrar of Political Parties through a letter dated September 20, CCA is demanding that Salat’s name be expunged from the political party’s registry as Kanu Secretary General and that the ADC board dismisses him as its chairman.
Group also wants Salat compelled to refund all the money he has allegedly been earning from the exchequer since his appointment.
Furthermore, the lobby wants Salat to be stopped from engaging in all political activities both at the national and grassroots for having contravened the three Acts of Parliament.
“Kindly take polite note that failure to act on our demands in seven days upon the receipt of this letter, we shall not hesitate to invoke our constitutional rights of picketing to the relevant authorities as stipulated in article 37 of the Constitution and further take legal action against Salat and your office for complicity,” Peter Agoro (executive convenor) and Evans Aseto warned on behalf of the lobby.
Acting Registrar of Political Parties Ms Ann Njeri Nderitu confirmed receiving the petition, which she said she was studying before arriving at a decision.
“We shall inform you of the decision made once we are through with the process,” she said.