NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 2 – National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has said there are no plans by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the October 26 repeat presidential election that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta emerge victor.
The Suba Member of Parliament has said the move to challenge the outcome of the poll to have it annulled will be a process in vain hence focusing their attention to the People’s Assembly, the latest opposition new formation which he termed will be a vehicle through which they will push their agenda with.
“Even if you get that prayer and have the elections annulled nothing is going to be different with the same electoral commission officials still in office. The People’s Assembly will start a serious discussion on how the party can have the government listen to our plea,” said Mbadi.
The Opposition has until next week Monday midnight to file a petition to the Supreme Court to challenge Kenyatta’s win failure to which Kenyatta will proceed to be sworn in as President.
During the August 8 elections, the Opposition moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the elections which were then annulled by the apex court who ruled that the exercise was marred by illegalities and irregularities.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has however criticized Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s new formation of the People’s Assembly.
The new political formation was announced Tuesday by Odinga who described the assembly as a means through which they would carry on with the restoration of democracy in line with the law.
The Garissa Township Member of Parliament said the Opposition has run out of ideas and accused them of trying to initiate formations which are not backed by the Constitution and as a result, involving themselves in a waste time.
“Odinga’s formation is not in the Constitution. What is found in the Constitution is the Houses Parliament, the National Assembly, Senate and the County Assembles. Raila Odinga cannot introduce an assembly which is not anchored in the Constitution,” said Duale while reacting to the formation at Parliament precincts.