November 23, 2017

NASA leader speaks on Raila challenging repeat poll at Supreme Court

Suba Member of Parliament (MP) John Mbadi has dismissed reports indicating that the National Super Alliance (NASA) has plans to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the October 26 repeat presidential election.

The National Assembly Minority Leader said on Thursday (2/11/17) the move to challenge the outcome of the poll to have it annulled will be a process in vain hence focusing their attention to the People’s Assembly.

“Even if you get that prayer and have the elections annulled nothing is going to be different with the same electoral commission officials still in office. The People’s Assembly will start a serious discussion on how the party can have the government listen to our plea,” said Mbadi.

NASA leader Raila Odinga has until next week Monday midnight to file a petition to the Supreme Court to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta’s win failure to which he will proceed to be sworn in as President.

NASA termed the repeat presidential poll a meaningless exercise that should be forgotten.

Addressing the country after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru winner, Raila said it was time for his coalition to begin the essential task of making elections count and democracy work in Kenya.

“We will be the people who will end electoral fraud not only in Kenya but in all of Africa and be the team that will uproot the evil culture of sham elections with pre-determined outcomes,” declared Raila.

He also lauded his staunch supporters for boycotting the repeat poll indicating that President-elect Uhuru is a product of fraud and there is nothing like tyranny of numbers in Jubilee.

“We exposed the so-called tyranny of numbers in jubilee to be a fraud, the 8-million plus votes Uhuru claimed to have secured in August to be fiction and vote-fixing and manipulation of figures by the IEBC to be real,” he said.

The former Prime Minister also pointed out that since the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential election, the country became deeply divided on the question of holding free, fair and credible elections.

In his acceptance speech, Uhuru celebrated the resilience of Kenyans, democracy, and institutions.

He said the Supreme Court of Kenya did not question the numbers he garnered in the August 8 Election but the process of declaring them, adding that by getting 7.5 million votes, his supporters had re-validated his mandate.

On the controversial electoral laws, Uhuru said he did not sign the Bill because he was advised it would be unfair to change the rules in the middle of the game.

“The road to October 26 was not easy. Parliament took the legislative critic by the Supreme Court very seriously,” he said.

He said Raila went to court and was granted his wish, but he chose to ignore the rest of the ruling.

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