Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) has distanced itself from recent statements by one of its members – Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula.
Savula on Monday morning in a tweet said that there was an agreement between him and Governor Fernandes Baraza that they were going to share power 50/50 signed by (DAP-K) and Orange Democratic Party (ODM).
However, His Party sent a message saying that they’re all in support of Governor Barasa’s dismissing the “sideshows and blackmails” from Savula.
“As a coalition partner, we shall support @BarasaFernandes to deliver to Kakamega County people on his promises pegged on #MaendeleoNaUsawa devoid of sideshows and blackmails. We have an agreement to deliver devolution fruits to the people after the swearing-in on Thursday,” DAP-K tweeted.
This also followed after Savula had said that he is not a deputy governor, but a co-governor since he and Governor Barasa have split the County Government into two.
50 .. 50.
I AM NOT A DEPUTY GOVERNOR. I AM CO GOVERNOR OF KAKAMEGA. That was our agreement. Just like president William Ruto promised Wetangula and Mudavadi 30% of government we see him living to that promise. In Azimio Fernandes Barasa and must keep our word. Fifty Fifty. pic.twitter.com/bVFcWeAdhd
— HON. AYUB SAVULA (@HonAyubSavula) September 12, 2022
“Don’t let anyone lie to you that Savula returned to deputyship, we have divided the county government and the government of Kakamega into two. Barasa has taken half and Savula has taken half,” he tweeted.
“Constitutionally, Kamagega has ten ministries. Barasa amechukua ministries tano na mimi nimechukua tano. I am not a deputy governor, I am a co-governor,” he continued.
On Saturday, while attending a funeral in Lugari Ayub Savula said that he was coerced to join Azimio la Umoja to avoid being arrested for supporting William Ruto.
“I was arrested at 2 am in a hotel. The same night my two wives were arrested from their houses, one at 3 am and another at 5 am, on allegations that we had stolen Sh 1.5 billion from the government.
Later it turned out that the government had no evidence to support the case,” 5 billion to Kenya Revenue Authority, and they froze all my accounts to pin me down. I went through hell,” he said.