Controversial COTU boss Francis Atwoli wants the issues surrounding BBI appeal quickly resolved by the courts to allow for the referendum to take place.
Atwoli further noted that if the appellate court takes time to make its ruling, he will prevail upon members of parliament to extend Uhuru’s term by another year to allow Kenyans to vote for BBI and actualize the proposed reforms.
He stood his ground that next year’s general elections should not be held until the BBI bill is considered.
His sensational sentiments is a shocker to deputy president William Ruto and his adherents who are already warming up for the oncoming elections. The possibility of Atwoli’s foreshadow of events will complicate the deputy president’s bid in totality.
“If there will be no BBI, we will look into an issue of making sure we have BBI before we go for the elections. We want peace in this country as workers. After every five years the recipients of the problems are workers. We will appeal to Kenyans to appeal to members of parliament. If there is no BBI we will postpone the elections until we get BBI. If there will be no BBI, there will be no elections. That one I can tell you for free”. A charged Atwoli told members of the press.
If we don’t have BBI before Elections, we will push for the polls to be postponed, even by one year ~ Francis Atwoli pic.twitter.com/HwbSMi4bsI
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) June 17, 2021
Atwoli’s remarks have already rattled Ruto’s camp who are holding out for the Court of Appeal to uphold the ruling that deemed BBI process unconstitutional.
Already, a section of Kenyans has told Atwoli, blaming him for trying to influence the court is Appeal that is set to either give BBI a lifeline or completely kill it.
Atwoli’s comments came on the backdrop of a spate of vandalism on his road sign recently erected in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa.
The vandals last week burned down the post that the County of Nairobi had erected to honor the veteran trade unionist.