March 19, 2019

CORD says Monday demos will continue if government does not comply to oust IEBC

Coalition for Reforms and Democracy [CORD] has on Wednesday [1/06/16] reiterated that IEBC protests will persist if the electoral commission is not changed before the 2017 general elections. CORD luminaries led by Raila Odinga held the 53rd Madaraka day celebrations in a political rally at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
The former Prime Minister told thousands of supporters that the opposition will name a team of five members on Thursday from Parliament and Senate to negotiate on its behalf and wait for the government’s side.
According to Mr. Odinga, the IEBC protests will resume if the Jubilee government does not co-operate to solve the stalemate at hand.
‘‘If the dialogue is successful, we will not hold demonstrations on Monday. If not, we will be there,’’ stated Mr. Odinga.
The CORD principal reiterated that the fight for a fair IEBC will be achieved, explaining that he was part and parcel of the current commission but IEBC turned out to be corrupt and therefore it should be ousted from office to allow a free and fair election in 2017.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka who is in China addressed the crowd via a phone call and echoed his counterpart’s sentiments that the commissioners have no choice but to step down for a better Kenya next year. KANU Chairman Nick Salat was also on record as he led an overzealous crowd in a chorus that stated that, IEBC and the Supreme Court should be ‘chopped’ off before 2017.
In the same meeting Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula stated that IEBC has no option but to be disbanded even though CORD is seeking dialogue with the incumbent government. Others present during the afternoon affair included; Johnstone Muthama, Senators Bony Khalwale, James Orengo, Elizabeth Ongoro and the Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke.
On Tuesday [31/05/2016] CORD leaders Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi for talks about the ongoing IEBC stalemate.

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