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Jubilee, NASA Embroiled in Electoral Materials Tender Row

The Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) is on Thursday expected to deliver a ruling on a Sh2.5 Billion tender for the printing of ballot papers row involving the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (NASA).

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), now in NASA, had earlier called for a review of the tender the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had awarded to Al Ghurair, a Dubai printing firm after it was challenged by another firm that participated in the process.

"We are warning that we are not ready to participate in choreographed elections with predetermined outcome designed for the survival of an incumbent facing a possible election disaster due to a long story of being surrounded by lieutenants with long hands," warned the Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed as quoted by the Standard in the past.

The ruling party, Jubilee responded by accusing the Opposition coalition of attempting to blackmail the Government and electoral body officials leading to a war of words between the two biggest political outfits.

The duo outfits on Wednesday sought to have the High Court issue an injunction to prevent both of them both from further participation in the case, citing that Media attention may affect the case.

The ruling is yet to be delivered.

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