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Hassan Omar vows to defend IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba against NASA

By Waweru Titus | Published Sun, October 8th 2017 at 17:05, Updated October 8th 2017 at 22:07 GMT +3
President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto shake hands with former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar when they arrived for a leaders meeting at Serani grounds in Mombasa county. Pic\Charles Kimani\DPPS

Former Mombasa Senator has vowed to defend the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba against NASA ahead of the repeat presidential election slated for October 26.

Hassan Omar, declared on Sunday that the National Super Alliance (NASA) is unfair in pushing for removal of Mr Chiloba without any evidence that he bungled the August 8 General Election.


President Uhuru Kenyatta with Hassan Omar (Photo: Courtesy)


Omar asked the IEBC CEO to ignore any calls for his resignation by the Opposition and continue with his job at the commission.

“I am ready to defend this young man because the Supreme Court found no culpability on any of the IEBC officials. You cannot support or respect one side of the decision and not the other,” Omar pointed out.


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President Uhuru Kenyatta chats with Hassan Omar as other leaders watch (Photo: Courtesy)


The former Wiper Party Secretary General, however, urged Chiloba to conduct the fresh presidential poll in a free, fair and credible manner.


President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and Hassan Omar (Photo: Courtesy)


Omar spoke as he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in a campaign rally at Serani Grounds, Mombasa County.

NASA leader Raila Odinga has accused IEBC of working together with President Uhuru to compromise elections.

The former Prime Minister has on several occasions vowed to eject officials he believes bungled the presidential election in August.

“That is where reform at IEBC will begin. Kenyans are coming for you. Salvage what you can and run. There will be no election with you in office,” Raila declared in September.

Raila wants Chiloba and 10 other officials vacate office before the fresh poll.


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