The National Super Alliance (NASA) has declared that it will be filing more petitions challenging results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) during the August elections.
In a media statement issued on Thursday, NASA Co-Principal Musalia Mudavadi stated that the coalition would challenge the results of other elective posts in what they termed as widespread fraud in the electoral system.
“We have indicated that as we challenge the result of the presidential race we are also going to challenge the results of other races from Gubernatorial, Senatorial, National Assembly and County Assembly representatives.
All these races were rigged and specifically targeted electoral units. The fraud on other seats including senatorial and national assembly is as blatant as that committed in the presidential race,” he opined
The Amani National Congress (ANC) Leader accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of creating a false impression that he had won the presidency because the Jubilee Party had a majority of governors, senators, and Members of National Assembly.
He added that the opposition coalition would not allow Jubilee stay in office as the electoral victory was a result of organized crime by the government.
“The so-called victory, including the parliamentary, county assembly and gubernatorial contests Jubilee is touting are mostly products of organized crime perpetrated by the Jubilee regime and its presidential candidate and which NASA will soon be exposing in court,” he conveyed.
The NASA principal further explained that the number of gubernatorial and parliamentary seats could not be compared with presidential votes since NASA as a coalition had multiple candidates whose combined votes were more than those of winning Jubilee candidates.
“The total collation of NASA votes far surpassed Jubilee’s. In Lang’ata Constituency for example where a Jubilee candidate was declared the winner, the accumulated presidential votes of all NASA affiliate party candidates went to Raila Odinga,” he divulged.
Mudavadi also noted that in 2007, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) had twice the number of MPs as compared PNU Candidate Mwai Kibaki whom Uhuru supported despite being the official leader of the Opposition.
“He did not seem to have a problem with the fact that a candidate with fewer MPs compared to those of ODM was declared the winner,” he stated.
The ANC Party leader noted that it was normal to have a president that does not control one or both Houses of Parliament.
“A good case in point was the Obama administration in his last tenure as president of a republican controlled congress,” Mudavadi mentioned.