Jubilee ready to triumph over CORD in 2017
20 January 2016, 15:52
Nairobi - National Assembly’s Majority Leader, Aden Duale has said Jubilee is ready to face CORD as a full team after Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula was cleared of voter bribery claims by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Earlier on, the opposition had claimed that the case against Wetang’ula was a strategy by the ruling Jubilee alliance to bring discord in CORD, which according to Duale was not the case.
“We are ready to face CORD as a full team in a free, fair competitive and peaceful election and we shall triumph as the Jubilee coalition,” Duale said on Tuesday.
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He went ahead to urge the opposition to respect the independence of the electoral commission after it has been on the forefront calling for its disbandment.
“Now that the IEBC ruling favours our brothers in the CORD Coalition, they too must respect its independence and credibility. We welcome and respect IEBC ruling and confirm their independence and credibility. We are not interested in Moses Wetangula’s affairs,” Duale said.
Wetang’ula was cleared of alleged voter bribery by a special IEBC committee chaired by Commissioner Thomas Letangule.
The committee noted that there was no justification to strike out Wetangula’s name from the voter’s register.
Had he been found guilty of the offense, Wetang’ula would have been barred from vying for any political post in the next polls.
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