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Dismiss petitions challenging repeat poll,IEBC asks supreme court

Dismiss petitions challenging repeat poll,IEBC asks supreme court

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH NOV 2017-The independent electoral and boundaries commission  now wants the Supreme Court to dismiss a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah seeking the nullification of the controversial October 26 presidential election.

In an affidavit  the commission  filed on Thursday  9 November 9, IEBC  led by its chair Wafula  Chebukati says the repeat presidential election met the threshold set out in the Constitution.

Omtata, claimed that  the fresh presidential election held on 26th October 2017 was irregular before it was held, was invalid, null and void having been vacated by the decision of the NASA candidates withdraw.

he  argues that the announcement by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on October 18, that he could not guarantee a credible election renders the results of the October 26 poll “untrustworthy”.

In the affidavit filed  on behalf of the commission  by Mahamud Jabane, IEBC claims that it held extensive internal consultations as to the manner in which the fresh presidential election was to be conducted as directed by the apex court and it was clear that it would not be possible to have the nominations for the explained reasons.

The commission  further claims says that the issue of nomination of candidates for fresh elections is erroneous and impracticable.

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