“Won’t take BBI to supreme court if not passed,” Raila reveals.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has decided not to take the BBI’s case to the Supreme Court if the Court of Appeals supports the Supreme Court’s decision, saying he is now focused on winning the 2022 presidential election.

Mr Odinga said he would respect court results and that President Uhuru Kenyatta would instead consider taking over the presidency and forming a government next year.

He spoke two days before a seven-judge panel hearing the case, led by the president of the Court of Appeal, Judge Daniel Musinga, delivered his verdict on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Other judges on the bench are Judges Hannah Okwengu, Fatuma Sichale, Patrick Kiage, Roselyne Nambuye, Gatembu Kairu and Francis Tuiyott.

Speaking in a live telephone interview with FM radio station, Radio Nam Lolwe, Mr Odinga said he would rest from ‘reggae’ and continue his desire for constitutional reform once they form a government next year.

Consider the 2022 election
“If the courts decide otherwise, it is not the end of the road. We will put the BBI in a certain envelope and continue to take over the government first in 2022. After that we will return to the BBI because there are many things our people want to see changed in the Constitution, “Odinga said.

He added: “We will no longer bypass time by going to the Supreme Court. We will now fully consider the election. After winning power, we will go to BBI. “

Mr Odinga also decided it was possible to go down the road to Parliament to implement reforms that did not require a referendum to be changed or implemented.

He declined to say whether he would run as the flag bearer of the coalition president of the coalition that the ODM party forms with President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party, saying it would be revealed once the BBI’s fate was determined.

“After the BBI, I will officially announce my position as president but all I know is that elections will be held, whether it is me or anyone else in the polls, we must be prepared,” he said. of Opposition.

Sign up to vote
He asked his supporters to get their national IDs and voting cards because there are so many young people who have reached the age of 18 since the last election.

“Let’s continue with the continuous voter registration and don’t wait for the IEBC to register more people,” he said, urging his supporters to turn out in large numbers next year to implement their proper constitution.

He has said he will not wish to witness voter indifference in the year he wants to see change.

He also referred to his regional conference scheduled for Thursday in Sikri, Homa Bay County, where delegates from six Nyanza counties will issue a resolution and gather their support for the ODM leader in his presidential campaign.

He stressed that this would be a meeting of 100 delegates from each of the six counties and that he may not be accompanied by new allies he met on Tuesday in Nakuru County.

Meet Nyanza leaders
“I will only meet with Nyanza leaders and it is only in Nairobi that all leaders from across the country will participate. It will be our own dialogue with our people of Nyanza where we will come out with a resolution as a region, ”Odinga said.

He said there was a need for more allies when doing important work, ignoring allegations that he was losing ground in some of his strongholds.

It cited Kilifi governor Amason Kingi, who was recently removed from his post as ODM county chairman after being charged with treason and dishonesty by Mr Odinga.

He said that despite these new developments, ODM is still the strongest party in Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, Lamu, Taita Taveta and Tana River.

“For instance when you’re going new fighters are needed because some have fallen by the wayside and we must move on. Some were tired of this long journey and asked them to rest, but we have new strong young people who have joined us and we are stronger than ever, ”he said.

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