CORD leaders to meet Wednesday over election law

By Edward Kabasa

The top leadership of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy will this Wednesday lead its members to the Bomas of Kenya for a strategic meeting on how to counter Jubilee’s successful push to amend the election law.

The meeting which will bring together over three thousand aspirants under the Opposition umbrella is expected to culminate in a resolution on how CORD will push for its own electoral reforms a day after President Kenyatta signed into the contested election law amendment bill.

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the amendments to the election law, the whole country will be waiting to see the direction the Opposition CORD will take when its leaders converge at the Bomas of Kenya.

The Opposition has all along opposed the amendments that sailed through after a heated debate both in the National Assembly and the Senate.

The Opposition says it has been aggrieved by Jubilee’s decision to amend the election law which now allows IEBC to put in place a complimentary mechanism for identification of voters and transmission of election results if the electronic system fails.

CORD has maintained that Jubilee may be laying ground to compromise the outcome of the August poll. It is not clear what resolution the Opposition will hatch come Wednesday, but a section of leaders allied to Jubilee insist CORD must allow tranquility to prevail if Kenyans are to go to the ballot united.

The Opposition had earlier threatened to call for mass action if the amendments see the light of day.




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