CORD afraid of 2017 elections, says Duale
02 November 2015, 19:01
Nairobi - The CORD coalition is scared of the 2017 elections and is thus applying pressure on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC, Majority leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale has said.
Speaking in Nairobi Monday, Duale accused CORD of trying to intimidate the IEBC and stop them planning the 2017 polls.
He was referring to the ongoing threats by CORD over the bribery allegations on its chief Moses Wetangula which could see him barred from active politics for upto 10 years.
CORD have threatened to ditch the 2017 poll if Wetangula is kicked out but Duale sees their actions as desperate.
" They cannot win the 2017 elections. They have sensed danger so they are trying to use negative tactics including intimidating the IEBC," Duale said.
He insisted that the move by CORD was bizarre as the decision set to be made by the IEBC is a legal issue and not a legislative one.
" The courts decided and the law is clear on this issue. I do not see where the 2017 elections and this incident come together to demand such a reaction from CORD," he added.
Wetangula was found guilty of the electoral bribery offence by the High Court and Supreme Court as well forcing Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro to gazette the decision and thus put the IEBC on the picture.
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