CORD won't change tact in push for IEBC disbandment, Kalonzo says
22 May 2016, 09:12
Mombasa - CORD will not relent in its push for the removal of all nine IEBC Commissioners, Wiper part leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has said.
Speaking Saturday in Mombasa, Kalonzo maintained that the credibility of the electoral body is questionable and the opposition will not go to the 2017 polls if its current composition is not changed.
Addressing his supporters at the Jubilee hall in Mombasa, the Wiper Party leader said that CORD will push on with their Monday protests until their demands are met.
“We are not doing this because of selfish interests as Jubilee claims. We want to ensure democracy in our country prevails and everyone enjoys the freedom of electing leaders,” added Kalonzo.
Kalonzo urged Coastal opposition supporters to stage demonstration in all IEBC offices in the region on Monday to force the government to heed to the opposition demands.
“We will not look back. IEBC must go! We are tired of these corrupt Commissioners who are only serving Jubilee demands and not what Kenyans want,” added the Wiper leader.
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His remarks were backed by ODM Deputy party leader Ali Hassan Joho who insisted that the government should stop insulting opposition leaders and instead offer them dialogue.
Joho scoffed at President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto whom he said they have failed to fulfill their promises three years on.
“Uhuru and Ruto are not the right leaders for this country. We should oust them come 2017,” reiterated Joho.
Speaking at a separate function at Likoni on the same issue, Mombasa Women representative Mishi Mboko said that CORD will not be cowered by police brutality and come Monday, the protests will be on.
“Our slog is very simple; IEBC must go,” she asserted.
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