Hogwash!: Raila dismisses High Court ruling on IEBC reconstitution

Hogwash!: Raila dismisses High Court ruling on IEBC reconstitution

File image of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga. | PHOTO: @RailaOdinga/X

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has trashed the High Court’s ruling that ordered the reconstitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to continue without the recommendation of the NADCO report which is before Parliament.

Odinga on Sunday termed Justice Mugure Thande's February 1 ruling as hogwash.

The court ordered that the Nelson Makanda-led selection panel should start the recruitment of commissioners to the electoral body immediately.

Odinga insisted that the formation of the new IEBC would only continue after the passage of the NADCO report in Parliament.

"That is hogwash. Until Wandayi and Kalonzo's report goes through Parliament, we cannot begin to speak about IEBC. As for the cost of living, our demand for lowering it remains," Odinga said.

Odinga was speaking at Kamukunji grounds during the ODM membership registration drive where he urged his supporters to get enlisted en masse.

This came in the wake of the high pressure from his lieutenant led by Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Sharif and former Kakamega Governor Wyclif Oparanya who revealed that Odinga will be on the ballot in the 2027 general election.

The rally was attended by several ODM lawmakers within the city who castigated President William Ruto's administration for failing to fulfil its pre-election pledges to the people.

The MPs condemned the push by the government through the Ministry of Education to collect school fees through the e-citizen platform saying it is a recipe for graft.

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