President Kenyatta can’t defeat me in a fair election process- says Odinga
National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, now says that President Uhuru Kenyatta cannot defeat him in a free and fair electoral process.
Speaking on Sunday, October 1 during a campaign rally in Busia Stadium, the opposition supremo reiterated that the only way the head of state can trounce him in an election is by Jubilee colluding with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to rig him out, as was the case during the bungled August 8 Presidential Election.
“You saw what Jubilee did in last election. We proved to the whole words that they stole votes. I want to state here that Kenyatta will only defeat me in the repeat election by the help rogue electoral commission officials. That is why we are pushing for reforms within the commission before we return to the ballot,” said Odinga.
The former prime minister promised among other things an industrial park which, according to him, is a game changer in ensuring that the youth invent transformative projects and that the Busia people get job opportunities.
The ODM Party leader condemned the police force over the alleged assault on University of Nairobi students inside lecture halls and hostels, while accusing the government of applying double standards in the arrest of Embakasi MP, Babu Owino, over his remarks, that state prosecution has said, shows total disrespect to the presidency and amounts to charges of subversion.
“Tell me how many times President Kenyatta and his Deputy have reffered to me as ‘mchawi, mwendawazimu’ and all sorts of demeaning names? Have they been arrested over the name-calling?” added Odinga.
Amani National Congress Party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, described President Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, as leaders with no fidelity to the rule of law. According to Mudavadi, the duo is engaging in moves to change election laws and other constitutional tenets so as to cling to power and return the country to totalitarianism.
“They, Jubilee leadership, have started to attack the constitution and Kenyans must stop them. The only way to stop President Kenyatta is by turning out in large numbers in October 26 and vote for Raila Odinga,” said Mudavadi.
Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula, laughed-off Western Kenya leaders who have shifted allegiance to Jubilee, insisting that they are insignificant in the region’s politics and do not hold any waters.
The Ford Kenya Party leader said the leaders, including but not limited to Senate Speaker, Ken Lusaka, Mumias East MP, Benjamin Washiali, former national assembly speaker, Kenneth Marende, former MPs, Ababu Namwamba, Paul Otuoma and Musikari Kombo, have no supporters. He told President Kenyatta not to be carried-away by the leaders’ move.
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