Participate in the fresh poll or accept defeat, former MPs tell Raila
A group of MPs who sat in the 11th Parliament now want NASA presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, to commit to participating in the October 26 repeat election or accept defeat, insisting that President Uhuru Kenyatta validly won the nullified August 8 Presidential Election.
The former Jubilee MPs, the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) is currently intimidating all the election stakeholders and issuing ultimatums so as to derail the fresh poll, calling upon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to take control of the stalemate, as constitutionally mandated, to ensure that Kenyans elect their president come October 26.
Through a statement to the media, the group condemned the use of violence and vulgar language from both political divides, adding that campaigns should be on the basis of ideologies and constructive agenda.
“It is now clear that NASA is not interested in the repeat poll but create a crisis for a nusu mkate coalition government. Just like they have accepted the reality of minority status in the National Assembly and Senate, Council of Governors and county assemblies, NASA should also accept presidential defeat,” read the statement released by the group led by former Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet.
Former Nyeri Women Representative Priscilla Nyokabi urged the electoral agency to focus on polls instead of being dragged into politicking
“It’s clear NASA is not ready for elections given all they want is a coalition government but we will not allow ghosts of 2007 to relive,” Nyokabi said.
Further, the former lawmakers want an electoral law amendment that will designate specific campaign areas to avoid disruption of private activities, while decrying that it will be disastrous to the country’s economy should the election date postponed to a later date.
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