Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has said that as the Opposition coalition they will not go to the Supreme Court if the August 8, 2017 elections are rigged.
Addressing political aspirants from CORD-affiliate parties at Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, Kalonzo said that August elections must be free and fair, noting that they will not allow rigged elections.
Kalonzo did not however specify what action they would take if they suspect that the elections have been rigged, just insisting that the next polls must be free and fair.
“The same machination that Jubilee applied in 2013, by frustrating voter registration in CORD regions is being employed this year as they seek to rig the elections; we want to tell them that the August elections will not be won in the courts but at polling stations,” he said.
Kalonzo urged Opposition leaders to unite and form one coalition that will face Jubilee in August, saying it is the surest way to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“In the last election; Jubilee knew that if we went to a rerun, Mudavadi and others would support CORD and ensure we will and therefore they resorting to cooking up figures to ensure they win in round one. We will not allow that this time.
“As leaders we will unite and form a strong team that will send President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto home.”
The CORD co-principal who has in the past insisted that he must be on the ballot as a presidential candidate seemed to soften his stand saying he is ready to sacrifice against for the sake of unity.
“I have sacrificed a lot for this country and I am ready to do it again,” said Kalonzo as the crowd cheered in approval, “I however want my other opposition leaders to also be willing to do the same.”
The meeting was also attended by CORD co-principals Raila Odinga (ODM), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and KANU Secretary General Nick Salat.
The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together to defeat Jubilee in August elections.
They also signed a resolution that paves way for the formation of one united coalition and picking of one presidential candidate ahead of August elections.