Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga still maintains that he won the 2022 presidential election.
Addressing grassroot leaders in Nairobi ahead of the planned Jaracanda rally, former Prime Minister Raila faulted the Independence Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for not publishing the exit poll report.
The former Prime Minister stated that an exit poll conducted by unidentified experts and poll observers showed he trounced President William Ruto by over 56 percent.
“They don’t want to publish the exit poll. The exit poll showed that we won by over 56 percent. Normally, the exit poll doesn’t lie,” Raila said on Wednesday, January 25.
Raila further alleged that the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party had the majority of parliamentary seats in Nairobi, Mt Kenya, Nyanza, Coast, Western, and the North Eastern region.
He further wondered how he could not win the presidency when Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party had the majority of parliamentary seats in the six regions.
“Nairobi is Azimio. Out of 17 MPS, we got 14, the others had 3 only. Same with the MCAs and the presidential vote,
“The way it was in Nairobi, we also won in Central Kenya, North Eastern Eastern, Coast, Western, and Nyanza. How would we be defeated across Kenya,” Raila wondered.
According to official presidential results announced by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, Raila garnered 6.9 million votes emerging second after William Ruto who polled 7.1 million votes.
Raila protested the results at the Supreme Court insisting that he had won and that none of the presidential candidates in the 2022 elections achieved the 50 percent plus one vote constitutional threshold.
However, the seven judges of the Apex Court dismissed Raila’s presidential petition terming it as hot air.