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Tulichezwa! Raila Odinga Has Not Withdrawn From The Elections


The very much internationally publicized withdrawal of Raila Odinga from the presidential elections race has turned out to be a hoax after it came to light that Raila did not formally withdraw from the race.
In a press statement released by IEBC and signed by chairman Wafula Chebukati, the commission acknowledged receiving a notice of withdrawal from Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka but some rules governing the withdrawal of a candidate indicated they are still in the race for statehouse.
The law says that for a candidate to withdraw their name from the ballot, the must submit to the commission a duly filled statutory form 24A. Raila has neither done this nor said he intends to do this.
Many have asked why Raila decided to play this withdrawal card and convince people he was not going to run by not campaigning at all.
It is believed he is doing this to compel IEBC to concede to their irreducible minimums before the elections are conducted.
Why IEBC has conceded to most of NASA's demands, it refuses to fire its chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba and some commissioners and terminate its two contracts with IT firm OT Morpho and Dubai based printing firm al Ghurai. IEBC has cited time constraints.
The victory of Ekuru Aukot recently has messed up the plans of all parties involved in the elections with Jubilee and IEBC announcing their intentions to challenge the ruling in the court of appeal.

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