The National Super Alliance is now demanding the immediate resignation of IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati saying the exit of Roselyn Akombe shows the electoral body lacks the credibility to conduct a free and fair poll.
The opposition which has now revised its campaign slogan from “no reforms no elections” to “No Elections” says they will not participate in any poll conducted by the commission as currently constituted.
Hours after the Akombe quit her job as an IEBC commissioners citing political interference in the Commission, NASA principals joined their Supporters for a major rally at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi’s Shauri Moyo Estate.
Here they hailed Akombe’s decision to quit calling her a patriot, and demanded for the immediate resignation of Chairperson Wafula Chebukati as well as the other commissioners.
NASA maintains that the Commission has lost its trust among Kenyans claiming its image is irredeemable.
Flag bearer Raila Odinga now claims that the Commission is being manipulated by the Government and cannot be trusted to deliver a credible election.
Raila told the gathering that his irreducible minimums still stand and he will therefore not participate in the repeat polls unless they are met.
He at the same time pointed out that NASA will hold Country wide protests on Election Day as they agitate for electoral reforms.
But even as he maintains a hard-line stance on participating in the repeat poll, Raila says NASA is open for dialogue with the electoral body to deliberate on its demands.
This even as Chebukati called on all IEBC officials accused of bungling the August 8th election to quit saying the credibility of the Commission is at stake.
Chebukati said he cannot guarantee a credible fresh election if the ongoing differences in the Commission is anything to go by, saying some people must leave if the Commission is to operate independently.
Has extended an invite to Jubilee and NASA ahead of the poll to deliberate on the Commission’s preparedness to hold the election.