United Democratic Alliance Secretary General, Veronica Maina had requested all Members of County Assembly eying for Member of Parliament, Senate and Governor's seat to submit their resignation by the end business Wednesday February 9.
"The party wishes to withdraw the notice until we seek urgent clarification from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC)," read the statement in part.
The UDA Secretary General requested the MCA's to resign, quoting from Article 99(d) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and a ruling carried out by the Court of Appeal Judge, Weldon Korir in 2019.
"Pursuant to Article 99(2)(d) of the Constitution and the Judgement in Civil Appeal No.431 of 2019 (Hon. Clement Waibara vs Hon Wanjiku Kibe & Others), we advice our aspirants who are sitting MCAs intending to contest for the position of MP or Senate to resign by Wednesday, February 9, for them to be eligible to contest," state the UDA statement dated February 8.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi also restated the same section of the constitution.
"Article 99, Clause 2 (d) bars a siting MCA from vying for an MP seat unless they resign six months to the election date. Therefore, it is only fair that I draw their attention to the clear provisions of the constitution, not just the Elections Act," noted Muturi.
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