COTU boss Francis Atwoli has disagreed with a plan B crafted to save the BBI should the appeal fail.
Atwoli maintained that forming a caucus in parliament would be a wrong move as the BBI was a popular initiative that had been presented to the people and passed through all hoses of parliament.
“I dont know what they are up to but as an initiator and as proponent of constitutional ammendment, I am 100% opposed to that caucus. They must rethink and consult widely because BBI was popularized all over the country.” Atwoli said.
“It went to counties to be authenticated, supported and voted for and out of 47 counties, 44 counties approved it. Afterwards it went to the parliament and the senate and it sailed through. It cannot go back to parliament.
“Issues of IPPG have been overtaken by events and we cannot go back to that. We are moving to the court of appeal which I am sure will annull the ruling made by the five judges.” Added the COTU boss.
He once again maintained that the ruling delivered by the five-judge bench that declared BBI illegal was a politicized one to ridicule President Uhuru Kenyatta, something that the Court of Appeal will correct.
“As I said before, the ruling of the high court had nothing to do with the BBI. It was political, it was personal and it was meant to ridicule the office of the president…The BBI is not going to be decided by caucases. We are past that and we cannot go back there.” Atwoli said.
He maintained that the 2022 elections would be held under a new constitution, blaming certain individuals of sabotaging the process.
“We want to go to court, our lawyers are ready. We will go the the referendum and get the support of Kenyans. Those who are afraid of the referendum are now talking of caucuses…We are going to have a new constitution before the next elections.” He slammed.