Trouble brews in RDP

The RDP youth league has also slammed party president Mike Kavekotora' s decision to form a coalition with the Christian Democratic Voice.

12 September 2019 | Politics

Four months after the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) national convention elected Mike Kavekotora as party president, the youth wing is crying foul and has rejected his election.

In a statement issued this week, the RDP youth league also slammed Kavekotora' s decision to form a coalition with the Christian Democratic Voice (CDV), saying this was done unprocedurally. Kavekotora shrugged this off, saying it is unfortunate that he must waste his time with “non-issues”.

“The convention took place on 1 and 2 June and if anybody wanted to dispute the outcome of the convention they had ample time, and nothing about that came forth. The question is: Who is behind the author of the statement and what do they want to achieve?” he said.

Kavekotora added his attention is now on growing the party and winning elections, and not on petty politics.

“I am really not into people who find it very difficult to accept that when you are in a competition you either win or lose. The losers have lost and the winners have won; that is basically the bottom line,” he said.

In the youth league statement, its secretary for international relations Moses Engombe further accused Kavekotora of disregarding the RDP constitution and its rules, adding that he had shown an utter disregard, when it comes to the reputation of the CDV.

Engombe said the announcement recently is misleading and without legal basis, because the party had not authorised Kavekotora to enter into a political coalition.

“The decision to enter into a political coalition shall be taken by the central committee by a two-thirds majority vote of the central committee members with voting powers,” he said.

Engombe added that Kavekotora has committed gross misconduct by signing the coalition documents and calling himself the party president

He also accused Kavekotora of leading a faction that is hell-bent on debasing the party constitution, in order to achieve cheap political gains.

“In summary this group does not want the RDP to be managed by its organs, particularly by the central committee, which is the constitutionally authorised organ entrusted to govern the party in the period between two national conventions. They imagine that the party can simply be managed by a few individuals, who will dictate to the membership of the RDP what should be done,” Engombe added.

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