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IEBC clears Raila to make his 5th attempt on presidency

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga has been cleared to contest in the August polls.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati cleared Raila alongside his running Martha Karua on Sunday.

“The documentations are in order and I approve the nomination of Raila Odinga as a presidential candidate in the August 9 elections,” said Chebukati.

He went ahead to state, “To Martha Wangari, the documentations are in order, and I approve of the nomination of Raila Odinga as a presidential candidate for the elections slated for August 9, 2022.”

We have confidence that the IEBC has got the capacity to conduct free and fair elections, we therefore urge you to live by the script and do exactly what the people of Kenya expect of you

Raila Odinga

Credible Elections

In his address after the clearance, Odinga expressed his confidence in the electoral body towards conducting credible elections.

“We have confidence that the IEBC has got the capacity to conduct free and fair elections, we therefore urge you to live by the script and do exactly what the people of Kenya expect of you,” he said.

Raila further noted that his team will conduct themselves according to the law during the election period.

“We want to promise you that we are going to conduct ourselves as candidates in a manner that conforms with the requirements of the electoral laws,” furthered Odinga.

Presidential race

Raila becomes the fifth aspirant to be cleared by IEBC to run for the country’s top seat.

Kenya Kwanza flagbearer William Ruto was on Saturday cleared by the electoral body.

Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah, Agano Party’s David Mwaure and Walter Mong’are of the Umoja Summit Party have also been cleared to contest.

Raila is set to unveil his manifesto at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Monday 6th June.

Austine Ogalohttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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