NASA insist Chiloba must go before fresh poll
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka have declared that they will not participate in next month’s repeat poll unless IEBC officials who bungled August 8 polls are kicked out of office.
Speaking during a rally in Kibera in Nairobi County, NASA principals insisted that the electoral commission CEO Ezra Chiloba and other officials implicated in nullified presidential poll must resign ahead of the fresh vote.
“The August 8 election was marred with irregularities and illegalities and we still maintain that we won the election. Therefore, we will boycott the elections on October 17 until our conditions are met,” said Raila
Raila’s sentiments were echoed by his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula who insisted that sweeping changes must be made to the commission.
The NASA principals demanded access to the IEBC servers as directed by the Supreme Court before the repeat election is held.
“The memo by Chebukati to Chiloba proves that the Chairman’s credentials were used to alter results in 10,000 polling stations in favour of President Kenyatta and Jubilee candidates,” added Raila.
12th Parliment opening
Raila termed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s opening of the 12th Parliament illegal claiming that the president only enjoys temporary incumbency.
“The constitution stipulates under Article 134 that in the election period, the sitting President only enjoys temporary incumbency meaning that he cannot appoint or dismiss state officers or convene Parliament,” faulted Raila.
In addition, the opposition coalition leaders castigated President Kenyatta for threatening Raila with impeachment if he is elected.
“Uhuru has already conceded defeat. He is saying that Jubilee will impeach Raila, for that to happen there must be a basis for doing that and the motion must get two thirds approval in both Houses which Jubilee does not have,” said Mudavadi.
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