Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Wednesday, July 6, threatened to boycott the August 9, General election if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) does not use the manual register.
Speaking during a campaign drive in Githunguri, Kiambu County, Raila stated that the IEBC must embrace both manual and electronic voter registers and if they do not, there would no election on August 9.
He insisted that both registers must be accessible due to alleged attempts to sabotage the upcoming election.
The Azimio leader stated that the handwritten register in every voting place was an irreducible minimum for his camp while speaking to a crowd in Githunguri
“With a manual register, it will be easy to tell how many people have voted in every polling station. In the electronic register, there is no record that remains.
“That is why we are saying that there must be a manual register at every polling station, it is not negotiable. We are telling the IEBC they must have a manual register along with the biometric identification of voters on that day; failure to which, there will be no election,” the former Prime Minister stated.
Raila further complained of an alleged plot by his opponents to steal two million votes in a well calculated plan roping in Inform Lycos -the company tasked with printing ballot papers.
“Junet has revealed that there is an individual who has been sent to Greece so that extra ballot papers. The votes will then be sneaked into the country and be distributed across polling stations,”
“They have selected 10,000 stations, where they will sneak in 200 marked ballots in each station, so that they will have two million extra votes aside from the legitimate total votes,” he added.
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