NASA Presidential candidate, Raila odinga has declared that he will not be contesting for the country’s top seat ever again.
”It is not about me. It is not about Raila Odinga. I will never be a candidate again. We just want Kenyans to know what really happened,” he told the Financial Times.
Odinga who lost to the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta has however pointed out that the election was a sham but will not be taking the matter to court.
”We do not want to incur unnecessary expenses to pay the cost of a petition when it’s not decided based on the merits,” he said.
He has asked the United Nations for help in analyzing the presidential results.
”We will show the kind of charade that the world has been treated to. What we want is the UN to appoint a team of experts to help us with the analysis of the results,” he continued.
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Mr Odinga also accused the government of holding the IEBC at a ‘metaphorical gunpoint.’
”With the experience of what happened to Chris Msando, they were very frightened.”
The ODM party leader also pointed out that there was no need for politicians to hold campaigns or voters queuing for hours if the outcome was determined by a machine.
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”There is no point people going to elections in the future, queuing for hours to vote or running around for months campaigning. At the end of the day it’s the computer at the national tallying centre that’s making the decision.”
Raila will be making public the presidential results on Tuesday.
The IEBC declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential election, having garnered 8.2 million votes against Odinga’s 6.9 million votes.
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