All candidates to participate in repeat poll – IEBC

All candidates to participate in repeat poll – IEBC

- in Elections 2017, News, Politics

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.

It will also maintain the October 26 election date, according to a draft statement from the commission, leaked to the media last night.

Nasa candidate Raila Odinga, who had written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission quitting the race, has effectively been put back on the ballot.

He will now need to formally exit the race by filling Form 24A, a process Nasa considers unnecessary but that they might have to go through to remove him from the election.

Strangely, even though commissioners who spoke privately to the Daily Nation confirmed the authenticity of the statement, the formal issuance was postponed to today, in what appears to be either indecision or divisions within IEBC.

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