Opposition leader Raila Odinga says that he will not fill statutory form 24A that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) insisted he must fill to officially pull out of the October 26th presidential election.
Speaking in interview with Citizen TV's Hussein Mohamed in London, the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader maintained he has withdrawn from the contest.
In a statement on Wednesday, the IEBC said the NASA flagbearer has not officially bowed out of the presidential contest as he was yet to fill and sign Form 24A as required by the electoral regulations. “We note that the Rt. Honorable Raila Odinga and his running mate sent a letter dated 10 October 2017 indicating that they had decided to withdraw from the fresh Presidential election. They, however, have not submitted the statutory Form 24A,” the IEBC statement read. NASA maintains that this requirement does not apply in this case of a repeat election.
In a separate interview with Reuters while in London, Raila indicated that the coalition will be seeking clarification from the Supreme Court on whether the October 26th election is legal. "As far as we are concerned, that (original Supreme Court) ruling is still valid," he said during a visit to London. "What we are demanding is that the electoral commission should respect the Supreme Court and carry out elections in accordance with the ruling," he told Reuters.