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One special thing that has united Jubilee and NASA ahead of the August polls

By Paul Baraza | Apr 15th 2017 | 2 min read

Since the formation of the National Super Alliance, the coalition has been in disagreement with most of the things in the ruling Jubilee government but things seem to have changed under a common agenda.

On Wednesday, April 5th the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC set the date as a legal deadline for submission of political parties aspirants names submission for gazettement. 

According to IEBC, it was clear that after the gazettement of the aspirants' names there was no room for politicians to move from one party to another party unless one wants to run as an independent candidate.

 In a rare occasion, the two big political parties agreed on this law from the IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati and spoke in one voice.

Both political parties said that was a good way of notifying their supporters their aspirants and making political parties strong and intact.

A good number of politicians from both political divides have shown fears in their nominations exercises with some candidate allegedly saying that some candidates are preferred over the others.

This comes as one ODM aspirant nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro quits ODM to join Mr. Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, an affiliate party in the opposition coalition NASA accusing the ODM party officials of mistreatment.

ODM Director of Elections Junet Mouhammed said that the law is clear that once IEBC gazettes the list of aspirants, you cannot move unless you want to run as an independent candidate.

On the other hand, National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale echoed the same sentiments by Junet saying that there was no room for party hopping other than through independent candidate route. He further said that the deadline that parties were given ring fenced them.

Meanwhile IEBC through its corporate communications Manager Andre limo said that all political parties should follow the set-out laws set by IEBC

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