Duale Dares NASA Over August 8 polls Boycott
National assembly majority leader Aden Duale has dared the NASA coalition to make good their threats not to participate in the August 8th general elections.
The NASA coalition led by their flag bearer Raila Odinga said over the weekend during a rally in Nakuru that if the high court decision allowing announcement of results at polling stations and constituency levels is overturned, then “there will be no elections”.
Addressing his supporters during a public rally in Garissa town, Duale termed NASA threats as ‘empty and being directed to the wrong people’.
“The NASA coalition leadership should know that the era of threatening institutions and other parties is long gone. Neither the IEBC, courts or even the Jubilee party will bow to their pressure,” he said.
“There are times when you used all manner of theatrics to kick out the Isack Hassan led commission and we kept quiet. Right now you have come with new demands and we will not allow that. The Kenyan people in their masses will say no,” he added.
Duale hit out at NASA, saying they had sensed defeat and are resorting to excuses to justify their loss come August 8th polls.
The majority leader further laughed off NASAs projection that they have a 10 million vote support in their strongholds, noting that it was far from the truth.
During the NASA rally, Raila demanded that the IEBC withdraws its appeal challenging the high court decision and threatened to hold a countrywide protest if this is not done.
Raila warned the commission against pushing for the changes to have the final results announced at the national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya.
“We shall not accept to have the court challenge the earlier decision. There will be no election in Kenya if it’s changed,” Raila said.
By Jacob Songok