Mudavadi opposes Jubilee’s push to have IEBC conduct party nominations

Mudavadi opposes Jubilee’s push to have IEBC conduct party nominations

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Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi addressing journalists at the party headquarters. PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has vehemently opposed the newly Jubilee party push to enable Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to conduct party nominations.

In a media briefing on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Nairobi, Mudavadi¬†denounced Jubilee’s push indicating that such agenda is meant to suffocate independent commissions in the country.

Mudavadi insisted that Kenya cannot grow if the state is killing institutions that ought to be independent.

“There has been reluctance to allow the expansion of democratic space in the country and deliberately failing to champion of constitutional government characterized by transparency and accountability.” Mudavadi said.

He indicated that current IEBC status cannot allow it to manage party nominations, because it is already overstretched.

Mudavadi slammed Jubilee’s bid to merge its party affiliations insisting that such move will kill democracy.

He added that talks on the western political aftermath is on course, this after holding a series of meetings with Kakamega Senator Bonny Khakwale and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.

He hinted that he is at liberty if given a go a head to be CORD’s presidential flag bearer come 2017 .

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