ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna says the only basis for accepting the presidential election results next year will be if they are free, fair, and credible. Speaking in Nairobi at the commemoration of the 40th International Peace Day, the SG affirmed next year’s elections must be conducted in a manner that satisfies the electorate, that it was democratic, free and fair.
”We must have an election that is conducted in a manner that satisfies people that it was free and fair. It makes results easy to accept and in the absence of that it makes it difficult for you to control the people,” SG Sifuna said while giving a commitment ODM will support a roadmap to a peaceful electioneering and peaceful elections.
The ODM SG called on Kenyans to shun tribal politics for the sake of peace in the country.
“We must depart from that conversation where we are being put in regions that beaks Sifuna is a Bukusu he should be in Ford Kenya, that because I am a Luhya, I support a Luhya candidate. We will follow principles, we will follow people who have a history of standing up to something,” said Sifuna.
He added that as the Secretary-General of the Orange Party he is aware of the tag of violence that hangs over the outfit has depicted it in a bad light.
Sifuna stated that he attributes the perception on three things pointing out the failure to fully appreciate the constitutional rights which allow for demonstration and actions of their opponents which he said have been revealed following the confession by some leaders on their role in pushing the violence perception.
“We have recently heard confessions of some of our opponents that in fact they have sponsored activities and actions that portray this party in bad light but then they attribute those actions to ODM,” he said.