Lugari MP, Savula meets Wabukala over IEBC

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Retired Anglican Church Arch Bishop Eliud Wabukala (R) when he was visited by Lugari MP Ayub Savula (L) at his home in Bungoma

Lugari Member of Parliament, Ayub Savula, has reached out to retired Anglican Church Arch Bishop, Eliud Wabukala in an attempt to drag him into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Savula made the revelation when he addressed mourners at a funeral service at Luandeti village in his constituency on Saturday.

“Today morning I met Bishop Wabukala at his home in Bungoma where, on behalf of my colleagues, I formally requested him to consider joining the IEBC as a commissioner and represent western region,” said Savula.

According to the MP, the retired cleric was noncommittal, only promising to offer a concrete response at a later date.

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Retired Anglican Church Arch Bishop Eliud Wabukala (R) when he was visited by Lugari MP Ayub Savula (L) at his home in Bungoma

“He, however, assured me that if it was the God’s wish then he would take up the challenge when the time comes,” added the legislator.

The legislator told mourners that the group of western Members of Parliament pushing for the Bishop’s inclusion into the IEBC also want him to be the body’s chairperson.

“Our objective is to make sure the electoral body is led by persons with unquestionable characters, who will help the country to witness a credible and peaceful general election in 2017,” Savula noted.

He said the group will not relent in its efforts to have the retired cleric sit in the commission.

Savula utilized the occasion to tell Amani National Congress (ANC) Leader Musalia Mudavadi to accept CORD’s invitation on condition that he is made the coalition’s presidential flag bearer ahead of forthcoming general elections.

“Mudavadi has no business being in CORD, unless he is made the coalition’s candidate for 2017 presidential elections,” said reiterated.

There have been reports in sections of mainstream media claiming that Mudavadi is warming up for CORD.