NASA Leader Threatens to Swear-in Raila if 'Rigged' in August Polls
Former deputy Speaker of National Assembly Farah Maalim says that the opposition outfit National Super Alliance will be swearing in Raila Odinga after the August polls should the electoral body IEBC ‘rig’ the elections in favor of Jubilee.
Maalim disclosed that this time round the opposition has put mechanisms that will thwart Jubilee’s plot to rig the elections by ensuring that every single vote is accounted for. “As NASA, we shall not accept any rigged elections and IEBC should know that. We have had enough of it (2007, 2013) and this is the time to rescue this country,” he said.
“We shall swear Odinga as president if IEBC tries to rig. We cannot tolerate impunity any longer and that is my stand,” he added.
The former legislator has declared interests in dethroning National Assembly leader of Majority Aden Duale as Garissa Township under Wiper party ticket.
Maalim was instrumental in the crafting of National Super Alliance power sharing deal that sought to accommodate five Principals if they form the next government.
This will be Odinga’s fourth shot at the Presidency having unsuccessfully contested in the 1997, 2007 and 2013 general elections.
Under the NASA deal, Kalonzo Musyoka will be the Deputy President while Musalia Mudavadi will serve as Premier Cabinet Secretary and will be deputized by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Governor Isaac Rutto of Bomet.