GOVERNANCE ACTIVIST OMKIA OMTATAH MOVES TO BLOCK CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS FROM POLITICAL SEATS

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A governance civil activist has moved to court in a bid to block corruption tainted individuals from vying for political seats in the coming General Elections.

Okiya Omtatah is seeking to have the electoral body, against Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), compelled to block persons with questionable integrity from vying.

According to Omtatah, IEBC is able to vet aspirants for political office to ensure that they satisfy any moral and ethical requirements prescribed by the Constitution or by an Act of Parliament.

He has argued that the fact that many people adversely mentioned in theft of public funds, including the so-called Covid-19 billionaires, are lining up to vie in the elections is a matter of public notoriety and concern.

The activist is seeking to have the High Court compel IEBC to bar aspirants who have a tainted past from contesting has stated that electing leaders who have a history of corruption is detrimental to the country’s good governance and to the war against corruption.

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