EVEN NASA SUPPORTERS BACKED MY REELECTION, MAJORITY LEADER ADEN DUALE TELLS COURT.

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National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale testifying before a election petition court in Nairobi on Wednesday November 6,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

I was re-elected because of my good development record, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has told the court.

Testifying in a case where former Parliament Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim wants his election nullified Mr Duale said that even opposition supporters supported him instead of Maalim.

He also refuted claims made saying the election was free and fair and was done in accordance with the constitution.

Duale said that even NASA supporters in the region voted for him and dismissed claims that he bribed voters in the area.

It was Duale testimony that he was re-elected because of his good track record.

The legislator said that the entire constituency is his stronghold and denied claims that he played a role in recruiting the deputy and returning officers in the area.

“I was not involved in the recruitment of the returning officers, that’s IEBC work,” he said.

He also denied allegations that he employed his relatives including his brothers as agents during the elections.

“That’s hearsay. provide evidence, I can account to all the activities of my brothers on that particular day,” said Duale.

The results declared by IEBC were free and fair and a true and absolute reflection of the people’s will.

All parties have closed their case and were directed to file their final submissions and appear January 11 2018 to highlight their submissions before the court delivers its verdict.

Maalim wants the court to nullify Duale’s re-election and order for a repeat poll.

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