Mudavadi’s ANC to join CORD’s MASS ACTION over electoral laws
The Amani National Congress (ANC) leader, Musalia Mudavadi, says his party will join the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on January 4, 2017 for mass action if the changes made to the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015 by the Jubilee Members of Parliament are not reversed.
Mudavadi, who has held a series of meetings with the CORD leader Raila Odinga on the possibility of forming a National Super Alliance (NASA) ahead of the 2017 polls, said that the Jubilee administration cannot continue holding the country at ransom by making laws that favour it.
The ANC leader said that the country had lost hope in the government and the changes made to the election laws were just but a ploy to steal the August 8, 2017 election in favour of the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
Mudavadi called on the Senate to throw out the amendments by Jubilee when it convenes on Wednesday, December 28 for a special sitting to consider the changes of the election laws as passed by the National Assembly.
He faulted the government of using force in its administration and acting without any consultations.
Mudavadi said that the election laws were arrived after a negotiation process with the opposition and any changes to the same must follow the same route.
He was speaking in Kakamega County where he met with supporters during the Christmas Day celebrations.