Lawyer Ahmednasir claims Azimio want Supreme Court to declare Raila winner of August polls

for Tv47 Digital August 19, 2022, 03:36 PM
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi
Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi, a close ally of President-elect William Ruto, alleges that Azimio want Raila Odinga to be declared winner of the August 9 2022 polls.

In Summary

  • Azimio has rejected in totality the presidential election results that declared UDA's William Ruto president-elect.
  • The coalition says it will seek legal redress to overturn IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati's "null and void" results.

It's barely a week after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced and declared William Ruto as the president-elect of the Republic of Kenya.

The declaration did not come without any controversy. Few minutes before Chebukati made the announcement at the Bomas of Kenya, four out of the seven IEBC Commissioners had walked out of the National Tallying Centre, called for a presser with journalists, and rejected the presidential election results.

Led by IEBC Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera, the four commissioners said that they could not take ownership of the results because of the opaque nature of the tallying at the tail-end of the process.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has also rejected the results, insisting that the coalition will seek legal redress to overturn Ruto's poll win.

Ahmednasir: There's a bigger plot

Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi, a close ally of the president-elect, now alleges that Raila and his political-foe-turned-ally, outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta are hunting for a bigger prey at the Supreme Court.

Ahmednasir claims that the duo want the apex court to not only nullify Ruto's election win, but to go on and declare Raila winner of the August 9 polls.

"Outgoing President Uhuru and Hon Raila don't want the Supreme Court to nullify the presidential election of 9.8.2022. They don't want a rerun. They want the Supreme Court to declare that Hon Raila won the 9.8.2022 elections using fuzzy maths. Improbable? No! Impossible? No"

Raila and company are yet to officially launch a petition challenging Ruto's election win, but they still have up to Monday, August 22, 2022 - according to the Constitutional timelines - to do so.

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