Ruto Causes Panic in Raila’s Party after New Request
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Ruto who lost to Jubilee’s candidate Joyce Laboso during the General Election, reportedly requested the Orange Party to nominate him as Minority Leader in the National Assembly.
In a report by a local daily, an official of ODM divulged that the request was not received well by some members.
A section of the leaders opined that it would not legally tenable to give Ruto the position as the list of nominated members had already been submitted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
“We know it is not legally possible but let us wait for the IEBC response,” the official was quoted by Nation as saying.
According to the Elections Act:“A party list submitted shall not be amended during the term of Parliament or the county assembly, as the case may be, for which the candidates are elected”.
At the same time, ex-Governor Ruto also spoke on Laboso's win stating: "Let Dr Laboso continue with development activities from where I left and do more for Bomet people in her administration since this is what they are yearning for".
Though he disputed the results, Ruto noted that he would not head to the court to challenge her victory.
He added that he was committed to the National Super Alliance (NASA), where he is one of the principals.
"I am in Nasa today and in future because its agenda match with my agenda for the people of Kenya and we all respect the spirit of devolution," he said.
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