The National Super Alliance (NASA) has made a U-turn saying it will now move to the Supreme Court to seek redress over the 2017 presidential election results.
According to its head Raila Odinga, they arrived at the decision following wide consultation and the current oppression on civil societies, after days of saying they wouldn’t seek the court’s redress.
“The court can use this chance to redeem itself, or, like in 2013, it can compound the problems we face as a country,” Raila who lost to the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, said at the highly-awaited address, held at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Lavington, Nairobi, on Wednesday, August 16.
He went further to note that Nasa will produce evidence of rigging in the August 8, 2017 polls in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced President Kenyatta the winner.
The Opposition had promised to give its supporters direction on Tuesday, August 15 but postponed it by a day due to what co-principal Musalia Mudavadi termed ”unavoidable circumstances”.
The Opposition will now have to produce the “compelling evidence” it says it has concerning the “rigged” presidential election in court.
The commission declared Uhuru the winner after amassing 8,203,290 votes against Raila’s 6,762,224.
Raila who was seeking presidency for the fourth time, all unsuccessfully, add in the conference, that the Nasa will not be part of a plan to turn the country into a “banana republic and playground”.
“We are giving the Supreme Court a chance to redeem itself from the 2013 judgement that favored Uhuru or compound the challenges into the days ahead. This is just the beginning…we will not accept and move on.” He said.