ODM MP warns Jubilee will rig 2017 polls
09 October 2016, 09:09
Nairobi - An Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP has claimed the Jubilee administration is planning to rig next year’s General Elections.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed claimed the ruling party plans to achieve this goal through a ‘suspect’ voter registration.
In a statement, Mohammed accused the Ministry of Interior of being behind the scheme.
The ministry reportedly sent a memo to church leaders and youth groups notifying them of a planned mobile ID cards and voter-registration exercise.
Mohammed said the Ministry’s decision to issue the memo and the contents thereof, appear to usurp the functions of Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) that undertakes mass voter registration.
“The collusion between Ministry of Interior and IEBC to concentrate on mass registration of voters in Jubilee regions, particularly Central is part of the early rigging by the government, which ODM will not allow,” Mohammed said in the statement.
He says that ODM and CORD are already working on a formula to ensure that the registration is well done across board.
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