Raila guns for Chiloba with Tuesday ultimatum to resign
National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have on Sunday threatened to hold mass protests starting on Tuesday to eject top IEBC officials from office over bungled August 8 presidential poll.
Speaking at a rally in Kawangware, Nairobi,Raila said that the coalition’s principals will not relent in their quest to ensure electoral reforms are in place before a repeat presidential election.
“On Tuesday we are going to Anniversary Towers to hound out of office IEBC officials who bungled August 8 polls led by Chiloba. We still insist that our demands be met by IEBC before the fresh election.” Raila said.
Raila’s running mate Kalonzo Musyoka said that the Judiciary restored faith in Kenya’s institutions by annulling the election, adding all players must be on a level playing field ahead of the fresh poll.
“We don’t have a problem with going back to the polls, but we cannot allow the same officials that skewed the election in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta to preside over the repeat election,” Kalonzo said.
Earlier on Sunday during a church service at PAG Kangemi, the NASA leaders said that the opposition will fight any attempts by Jubilee administration to trim Judiciary’s powers.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa said that NASA will remain steadfast in its defence of the Judiciary and will frustrate attempts to clamp down on the Judiciary as threatened by a section of Jubilee Party leaders.
“The Supreme Court nullified a bungled election on September 1 and now Jubilee wants to interfere with the independence of the Judiciary we want to say we will not accept that to happen.” Wamalwa said.
The leaders also took issue with claims that the Supreme Court ‘subverted the will of the people’ and dismissed suggestions that the apex court should have ordered a re-count of the ballot papers instead of annulling the presidential election results.
“Jubilee leaders keep on insisting that the Supreme Court judges should have ordered a re-count of the ballot papers. I want to tell you that there is no point in doing that because they have already been tampered with, and in any case IEBC should have allowed interested parties access to its serves to establish if the polls were not bungled,” Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris said.
Jubilee has intimated that it will use its numerical strength in Parliament to force through amendments to take away judges power to annul disputed elections.
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