IEBC must hold general election in 2022, Mudavadi says

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi in Nakuru county on Saturday

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has said the IEBC should ensure elections are held as per the law and the constitutionally stipulated timelines.

Mudavadi said this during his tour of Nakuru county, where he met MCAs, religious and community leaders seeking support for his 2022 presidential bid.

Speaking at PCEA Neema Church at Teachers Estate in Nakuru, Mudavadi said he looks forward to a peaceful transition from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s era in 2022.

“As we exit President Kenyatta’s era, let us not fight; elections time is a God given moment of renewal,” Mudavadi said.

Mid-June, Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, said if the Building Bridges Initiative is not passed before 2022 elections, “we will push for the polls to be postponed by one year”.

“If there’s is no BBI, we will postpone elections. It will not be the leaders… it is us who got problems. No BBI, no election and that I can tell you for free,” he said on June 17.

Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, an ally of DP William Ruto, has previously said no amount of confusion will force Kenya to postpone the 2022 General Election.

VOTER REGISTRATION

On Saturday, Mudavadi faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for not continually mobilising voter registration.

He said that more than five million young people had gotten IDs since the last major voter registration yet the commission had registered about 100,000 new voters in the same period.

He also urged residents to vote with their conscience and pick prudent and progressive leaders instead of selecting based on ethnicity.

Mudavadi is part of the One Kenya Alliance alongside Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu’s Gideon Moi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula.

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