Deputy President William Ruto has ruled out any plans by Raila Odinga and his NASA brigade to disband the IEBC.
He said fresh attempts by Raila to remove the current IEBC commissioners from office was a conspiracy to sabotage a fresh election in the hope of securing a coalition government but that will not prevail.
The DP ruled out any possibility of disbanding the IEBC saying the Opposition was the force behind the establishment of the current electoral commission.
Ruto: Our message to NASA is that there shall be no ‘nusu mkate’(coalition) government.Photo:Uhuru Kenyatta/Facebook.
“Our message to NASA is that there shall be no ‘nusu mkate’(coalition) government..the Chief Justice has had his day but ours is coming,” Ruto said on Saturday, September 2.
He spoke during a meeting at State House,Nairobi which brought together all Jubilee and affiliate parties MCA,MPs and governors.
“The IEBC presided over the election of NASA elected leaders. If the opposition has a problem, they should ask their elected leaders to resign,” the DP said.
Raila has demanded that the current IEBC be sent packing saying a ruling by the Supreme Court which annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win was enough reason that the team was not capable of conducting a repeat of the election.
But the DP pointed out that Jubilee got massive support from Kenyans at all levels on the August 8 election and wondered how the party could win at all these levels and not sweep the presidency in elections held by the same agency.
“We won fair and square. We got 800 elected MCAs (56 per cent) out of 1400, 27 Senators (58 per cent), 169 MPs (59 per cent), 29 governors (62 per cent), 31 Women Reps (66 per cent),” Ruto said.
Democracy, Ruto said, is about the will of the people adding that Jubilee would not apologise for its victory in the August 8 poll.
“We are unapologetic about our victory, and we won’t succumb to intimidation from the courts,” he added.
The meeting was also addressed by Uhuru, governors from Jubilee and affiliate parties, senators including Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Speaker Ken Lusaka, and members of National Assembly led by Majority leader Aden Duale.