CORD to boycott 2017 elections
23 March 2016, 18:50
Nairobi - The CORD coalition will boycott the 2017 General Elections if the IEBC is still in office, leaders have said.
Speaking to News24 Wednesday, Siaya Senator James Orengo says that there is no way the IEBC will take charge of the 2017 Elections in its current state.
He says that the fact that they have killed off the Okoa Kenya Referendum despite the fact that the Coalition took its time to verify 1.4 million signatures was room for disbandment.
He says that the Coalition will seek change of the body but that if there is no change, a boycott will be on the cards.
" We cannot continue with the IEBC. It is not feasible," he said.
" The Okoa Kenya referendum and the way it has been handled is enough to show that there is a serious problem with the IEBC and that we should seek change," he added.
The IEBC reported Tuesday that the referendum had fallen apart thanks to a lack of signatures to push it through constitutionally.
They stated that CORD only had just over 850,000 legitimate signatures as compared to the 1 million required by law.
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