Raila rejects IEBC’s date for fresh election

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Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGONasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

By STEVEN OMONDI

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has rejected the date set by the Independent Electoral along with Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the fresh presidential election.

The opposition alliance cited electoral agency’s failure to consult them as their reason for rejection of October 17 as the date for the election as was announced by IEBC on Monday.

Speaking to journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday morning, Nasa principals led by, presidential candidate Raila Odinga, said the election cannot be held on October 17 without “legal along with constitutional guarantees” via the IEBC.

DEMANDS

“We know what transpired (during the tallying process of the election) along with what the IEBC did. We also know of which the results will not be different if IEBC doesn’t meet our demands,” Mr Odinga said.

He said Nasa has written to the IEBC stipulating what they want put in place before the elections are held.

“the item can be not the date, yet the preparations for the election which can be important to us,” Mr Odinga said.

The Nasa leaders also proposed October 24 or 31 as their preferred date for the fresh election, suggesting of which the national examinations should be pushed back by two weeks.

Source – Nairobi News

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Raila rejects IEBC’s date for fresh election

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