CHILOBA

Among the demands by Nasa in a nine-page agenda are the resignation of Mr Chiloba and other senior staff as well as the procuring of ballot services from another firm apart from Al Ghurair, which was contracted by the commission in the bungled August 8 presidential poll.

Mr Odinga noted it is foolhardy for the commission to fail to comply with directions issued by the Supreme Court in its ruling that overturned the presidential election saying it did not follow the law in conducting it.

Concerns raised in a memo to Mr Chiloba by Mr Chebukati, Mr Odinga said, are similar to those they have made and therefore the need to expeditiously address them.

Failure to do so, he warned, is likely to lead in voter apathy in subsequent election.

“Mr Chebukati’s memo basically agrees with what we are taking to court because all those issues we have raised them. The chairman further talked of others like the satellite phones that never functioned.

ALGHURAIR

These grave issues have not been addressed,” said Mr Odinga.

But in a communication on Tuesday, IEBC announced that the Dubai based firm Al Ghurair will still print ballot papers as there was a framework agreement between them.

The commission also stated that Mr Chiloba will make administrative arrangements for the operationalization of the new team managing the fresh poll.

It has however approved Nasa’s request for an audit of its servers.

Nasa has announced it will move to court this week to seek the prosecution of top election officials whom it accuses of bungling the August 8 presidential poll.

The officials Nasa wants prosecuted include chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba, his deputy Betty Nyabuto-Sungura, elections director Immaculate Kassait, ICT head James Muhati and head of legal Services Praxedes Tororey.

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