Why is Duale, deleting Okoa Kenya signatures?
21 March 2016, 18:03
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has said that Majority Leader Aden Duale and TNA chairman Johnstone Sakaja are to blame for deleting Okoa Kenya signatures from the roster.
The allegation was made by the opposition leader Monday evening in Nairobi.
He says that Duale and Sakaja are was in cahoots with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC to delay the process of signature registration and verification.
" Elements of Jubilee leadership claimed that the Okoa Kenya signatures were fake and inadequate. The signatures had been submitted solely to the IEBC and not shared with any other entity or person.
" Yet here were our rivals Aden Duale and Johnson Sakaja speaking authoritatively on a matter being handled supposedly by a different and independent institution, the IEBC.
" To date, the IEBC has not said a word on those claims by the Jubilee leaders. And the IEBC, which was supposed to get back to us in ten days from 16th February, is yet to speak to us.
The accusation stems from the fact that a month long process has taken more than 5 months in CORD's eyes.
" We will not be surprised if the IEBC bends over again to confirm Jubilee’s prophecy that the Okoa Kenya bill did not meet the threshold on signatures. We hope that will not be the case though. We wish to warn the IEBC and Jubilee that they dare not take this path again," he added.
Duale is said to have been taken out by the Jubilee Coalition to derail the referendum seeing that it is seeking to change a number of things that the referendum seeks to make inroads on, such as electoral reforms.
CORD says it raised close to 1.5 million signatures.
will not be surprised if the IEBC bends over again to confirm Jubilee’s
prophecy that the Okoa Kenya bill did not meet the threshold on
signatures. We hope that will not be the case though.
We wish to warn the IEBC and Jubilee that they dare not take this path
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