Mudavadi alleges Jubilee planning to rig 2017 polls


Musalia Mudavadi
Musalia Mudavadi

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has accused the Jubilee administration of planning to ring the 2017 elections in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Mudavadi says that this is clear in the way it has starved the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of funds.

Mudavadi said though the IEBC is on the right path with the recently released Election Operation Plan (EOP) 2015-2017  for what is anticipated as hotly contested elections, it cannot claim it will deliver a credible, free and fair election come 2017.

“There is seeming pre-rigging in favour of Jubilee areas through low levels of registration in areas like western; We have information that some areas have reached the maximum percentage while others are very low, yet the IEBC is allocating resources equally instead on area need basis,” claimed Mudavadi.

Mudavadi  was speaking during an interview on K24 TV Thursday night.

“There are low confidence levels for the IEBC: This includes lack of registration equipment forcing them to register voters at the ward level which does not qualify the exercise as mass registration’, he said adding that some areas are too vast and this will not encourage eligible voters to travel long distances to register.”

“This in itself is discouraging the illegible voter which is a form of advance rigging out of would-be voters,” he said.

Mudavadi said the financial inadequacy and credibility gap of IEBC is deliberately promoted by the Jubilee administration in starving it of funds that will compromise its delivery of a credible election. .

“IEBC must prove it is independent, has capacity and resources before it is proved credible. The Commission has not been allocated enough money for voter registration. Jubilee controls the money and Parliament which allocates resources has guillotined the funds. Why they have refused to allocate enough money is suspicious”, he said.

“I find it pretty dangerous for IEBC to seek to cede its functions to competing parties. The idea that interested parties in election like aspirants and political parties aid IEBC in mobilizing voters could expressly compromise the IEBC and the voters role in favour of those with money to transport people to register.”

He rubbished as lazy propaganda that he was a spoiler emphasizing that he is focused “to win and form government in 2017.”

“I will usher in a new decent, truthful and honest leadership that will unify the country. We will be inclusive in the management of government affairs and make all Kenyans feel they all own Kenya,” said Mudavadi adding that ANC will transform this country in ways never seen before.

“For instance, we want to remain true to the Constitution by providing comprehensive and universal free basic education by abolishing KCPE, all fees and levies. And in compliance with our Motto of Amani na Ugatuzi, we will comprehensively implement effective devolution. We will not be part of current cosmetic experiments and hesitation on devolution promise.”

He said allegations by ODM that he was a ‘spoiler’ were rubbish emphasizing it is his democratic and constitutional to stand office and that no office has been designated for any particular Kenyan.

“I didn’t know being diplomatic is a crime in leadership that should be scorned in favour of belligerence”, he said in the wide ranging interview.

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