Kenya: Raila Odinga Has Not Withdrawn From Race – Kenya Polls Body

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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has argued that National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, has yet to submit the correct form to formally announce his withdrawal as outlined by the election regulations. The electoral commission will likely invite all eight candidates who took part in the August 8 presidential election to take part in the fresh poll.

IEBC – Odinga Has Not Withdrawn From Presidential Race

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has issued a clarification on the presidential candidates eligible for the October 26 fresh presidential election.

Shockingly, the commission said Nasa leader Raila Odinga is still a presidential candidate even after he submitted a notice to withdraw from the elections.

IEBC argued that Mr Odinga has yet to submit a dully filled statutory Form 24A to formally announce his withdrawal as outlined by the Elections (General) Regulations.

“The law allows a candidate to withdraw his/her candidature by delivering to the commission a dully filled Form 24A. This form us provided for by the Elections (General) Regulations.”

“We note that Raila Odinga and his running mate sent a letter dated 10th Otctober 2017 indicating that they had decided to withdraw from the fresh presidential election. They however have not submitted the statutory Form 24A,” the commission said in a statement on Wednesday evening.