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Sonko takes on senators over 'one man show' tag - 3 months ago, 26 Apr 03:00

Roselyne Obala

Governor Mike Sonko has not appointed a deputy governor (DG) due to lack of a law to guide the process.

Sonko, who appeared before Senate Devolution Committee on Wednesday, also sought to ward off pressure to appoint a DG and fill several vacant county executive positions, arguing his government is functioning just fine.

This came as it emerged the County Government (Amendment) Bill, seeking to provide the procedure of replacing a DG, is in the Senate.

The National Assembly made changes on the bill before sending it to the Senate.

“I will appoint my DG within a second once this legislation is signed into law by the President. For now, I will not nominate a DG. I am also still consulting with the leadership of my party,” said Sonko.

He added: “There is no legislation compelling me to nominate a DG. I have a copy of the Hansard debate ...
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