I will not be available for the inauguration stated Raila.
Azimio la Umoja leader , Raila Odinga through his secretariat has turned down, president elect William Ruto’s invitation to his inauguration ceremony.
He said,” This evening, I received a letter and a telephone call from H.E William Ruto inviting me to his inauguration set for tomorrow, September 13, 2022. I regret however that I will not be available for the inauguration because I am out of the country and I also have other serious concern.”
Hon. Raila Odinga also added that he is sure he won the 2022 presidential election, however, IEBC did not conduct a free, fair and credible election.
He added that the ruling by supreme court was also not based on the facts even though they accepted it.
He said,” First, I believe that the Independent electoral and boundaries commission, the body in charge of our elections, did not conduct a free and fair election.”
He added,” Secondly, I believe that the ruling of the supreme court was not basee on the facts and law, even though we accepted it.”
Raila Odinga further revealed that once he returns from his travel, Azimio la Umoja coalition will jointly outline the way forward, politically.
He said,” For these reasons, the outcome of the election will remain indeterminate. Once I return to the country, I will, jointly with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party leaders, announce our next steps as we seek to deepen and strengthen our democracy.”
He added,” In the meantime, I applaud and thank our supporters and Kenyans who came out in large numbers to vote for us on August 9th 2022.”
This comes after president Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the president elect and wished him well as he takes office.
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More news on the Inauguration ceremony to follow