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IEBC gazettes names of Returning Officers

By Mercy Asamba | Published Thu, October 12th 2017 at 21:29, Updated October 12th 2017 at 21:35 GMT +3
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba

IN SUMMARY

  • The 290 constituency Returning Officers will oversee the forthcoming presidential election 
  • IEBC announced that the presidential election will continue as planned and all eight candidates who participated in August 8 poll will be included in the ballot

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Thursday gazetted names of Returning Officers and their deputies who will conduct fresh presidential election on October 26.

This comes a day after IEBC announced that the presidential election will continue as planned and all eight candidates who participated in August 8 poll will be included in the ballot.

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The Commission however, noted that it cannot compel a candidate to participate in an election. The law allows a candidate to withdraw his/her candidature by delivering to the Commission a duly filled Form 24A.

The 290 constituency Returning Officers will oversee the forthcoming election as IEBC appeals for calm and dialogue among all players to ensure that elections are successfully held and for the country to move forward.


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