There is growing concern over IEBC preparedness in next year general elections. The 2017 elections may have to be postponed from august to december if the clamour to purge the IEBC extends from the commissioners to the secretariat. Yesterday, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Issack Hassan confirmed inter-office fears that election preparedness would be negatively affected. This comes after mounting pressure for them to leave office from CORD.
The general election is scheduled for August 8, 2017. Politicians, especially from the Jubilee Coalition, have declared that the election date will not change, but “real and founded concerns” remain that the polls will be delayed, according to multiple sources.
“The proposal to vet the secretariat is a concern because these are the people who are concerned with the day-to-day preparations of the elections. This may affect their morale as they are concerned about their job security, which is something that even the CEO has told me,” Hassan said.
The electoral boss confirmed that the commissioners have expressed their willingness to exit early, but are also concerned about election preparations if the secretariat is affected.
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