NASA leader Raila Odinga decided to postpone his inauguration as Kenyan President as he had earlier announced to swear on 12th December.
According to the statement, Odinga tipped on the pressure from the international community and religious leaders that forced a call off for tomorrow’s swearing-in.
NASA leader arranged a press conference and announce his decision to holdup the inauguration following talks with diplomats and the religious leaders.
“We are aware this will be a disappointment to the people of Kenya who have been eagerly waiting for the ceremony but let it be clear our resolve has not changed. We have postponed the swearing-in of right honorable Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka and the launch of the people’s assembly to a later date.
“There will be no ceremony.”
“One of the reasons for postponing was wide consultations with national and international leaders.”
“We are grateful to the people of Mombasa who had offered to host the ceremony. There will be no ceremony.
“We are not interested in sharing illegitimate power. There are only two options; democracy or self determination. Our resolve will be more vigorous in the coming days,” said NASA’s founder and Co-principal Musalia Mudavadi.
Mudavadi also said the delay in making the announcement was “because the matter was weighty and required extensive consultation”
Odinga boycotted the October 26 re-run saying the electoral commission could not make a free and fair election.