Junet Mohamed lashes at Jubilee over voter registration numbers 'gimmick'

Junet has rubbished claims that Jubilee is leading in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise. Statistics held by IEBC, however, contradicts his stand.

 

Junet has rubbished claims that Uhuru’s presidential yatch Jubilee Party has already “won”, terming it hogwash. He said their independent tally per county and constituency reveals a tremendous improvement of voter numbers in National Super Alliance (NASA) strongholds.

He has instead assured the party of clinching the presidential top seat in August 8 polls.

Junet claimed the media is conveniently and erroneously using old provinces to designate what regions are NASA's political bedrocks and what regions are Jubilee's.

“The truth of which regions are facing acute voter crisis is no longer a matter of conjecture or speculations, considering the desperate low Jubilee leaders have sunk while whipping their voters to register,” Junet said in a statement.

The lawmaker has lashed out at the government, arguing that government and state machinery have been deployed in low populated villages in a rush to grab numbers, a move the party says is misuse of state power.

“The whole government has stopped working as the President and Deputy President, the whole Cabinet, principal secretaries, parastatal heads and security forces descend on forgotten villages to scout for non-existent 'numbers',” reads part of the statement.

Junet has He said scare-mongering, fear mongering and warnings of dire consequences to befall communities have failed to excite people. "Now Jubilee’s only hope is to cook the figures and propagate fake numbers.”

Meanwhile, according to new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) statistics released on Tuesday, Central Kenya registered 318,457 voters, representing a whooping 62.2 per cent of the commission’s target.

Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard Rift Valley, on the other hand registered 497,313 voters, translating to a 58.7 per cent.

Perceived Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) strongholds including Eastern, Nyanza, Coast and Western registered 348,977, 248,390 and 185,683 respectively.

In the meantime, President Uhuru Kenyatta later in the day will have Jubilee’s drive  for mass voter registration in cosmopolitan Nairobi, while CORD's co-principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka will be in Garissa and Makueni respectively to rally residents to register, even as the deadline draws closer.

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