BY SAM ALFAN.
I did not bribe voters, Majority Leader in Parliament Aden Duale has told off Farah Maalim.
In a response he has filed opposing Maalim’s petition, Duale says that his opponent should accept defeat.
“The allegation of bribery made by the Petitioner are the cries of a man unwilling to accept defeat and looking to blame others for his obvious failure” says Duale.
He also trashed the petition saying the people of Garissa town spoke on August 8 and their decision must be respected.
Duale said the elections were conducted in accordance with the law and by gazetted Presiding Officers and further that the KIEMS technology deployed was successful.
“The said election was conducted in an impartial, neutral, efficient, accurate and accountable manner” he says.
I was dully elected as Garissa Town Member of Parliament in a free, fair and credible election.
He also said the Petitioner has failed to produce any cogent evidence and failed to prove that my agents and any other person allegedly acting on my behalf were involved in any violence and physical intimidation;
Duale has also termed Maalim’s assertions that there he violated the principles of a free and fair election and electoral processes as baseless and meritless.
“The free democratic will of the people culminated in me being validly declared as the winner of the said election after having garnered the majority votes of the people of Garissa Township Constituency who had exercised their democratic and constitutional sovereign right to vote” said Duale.
He also denied influencing appointment of any of the Presiding Officers and Deputy Presiding Officers as alleged.
Hearing to proceed.