PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT WANTS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES DEADLINE EXTENDED.

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A Independent Presidential Aspirant has moved to court seeking to have the date for submission of all Persons aspiring to contest as Independent Candidates extended.

Solomon Peter Gichira says that he is seeking to run for the office of the president as an independent candidate adding that he was cleared by the IEBC on the 30th of March this year.

He claims that IEBC indicated that the deadline for submission of Application forms by persons intending to vie as Independent candidates shall be today May 4, 2017, despite its earlier Published deadline Date of 10th May 2017published in a Special Gazette Notice No. 2692 of 17th March 2017.

He argues that the decision by IEBC has put him to risk his aspirations to vie for Presidency by been locked out from submitting his documents for lack of the Symbol.

He further claims that IEBC has refused to acknowledge receipt as required in law and as a consequence acted in abuse of its powers and in an unfair administrative manner.

The Respondents are holding brief for undisclosed persons who are keen at blocking potential candidates from running for the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya and which is a denial of peoples exercise of their political rights as enshrined and protected in the Constitution, “argues Solomon.

In his affidavit Solomon says that he duly submitted his symbol to IEBC who declined to receive the same insisting that the same is supposed to be approved by the Political Party.

He is also seeking court orders to compel IEBC to accept and acknowledge receipt which he submitted to the respondents.

 

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