– Siaya Senator James Orengo has lashed out at IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati over failure by NASA leader Raila Odinga to sign Form 24A
– IEBC said Raila and Kalonzo will both be on the ballot as they did not submit Forms 24A
– Orengo said no nominations were conducted after the Supreme Court ruling thus they were within the law to withdrawal from the presidential election
Siaya Senator James Orengo has lashed out at IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati for saying that Raila Odinga must sign form 24A to withdraw from the fresh election.
Orengo said the NASA presidential candidate is free to abandon the race midway without necessarily signing the form.
This according to the Senator who is also one of the Opposition’s top legal minds is possible because there were no nominations held.
"The law says Form 24A should be signed three days after nominations, that’s according to the constitution. Tell me when nominations were conducted after the supreme court ruling,” he said.
Raila withdrew from the October 26 fresh presidential election and demanded that IEBC plan for another fresh poll which would involve all the other presidential candidates.
Although Chebukati acknowledged he had received a letter by the NASA leader expressing his desire to abandon the race, the electoral commission chairman insisted both Raila and Kalonzo must dully fill form 24A.