NAS Public Relations Chairman urges members to respect Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to confirm Ruto’s victory
The National Salvation Front (NAS), through its Chairman for Information and Public Relations (NCIPR) Dr Peter Lokarlo, has urged its members to “acknowledge and congratulate the President-elect of the Republic of Kenya” William Ruto for his victory after the Supreme Court there dismissed opposition claims that alleged fraud and voter suppression.
Ruto was announced winner on 15 August amid a divide within the electoral commission over the declared outcome, which showed that Ruto, incumbent the vice-president, had gained 50.5% of the vote, beating the longtime opposition leader, Raila Odinga – an outcome that the latter claimed was fabricated.
Reaching out to NAS members through a public notice, Dr Lokarlo, the NAS Chairman for NCIPR said that although NAS has not assumed power and control of the country yet, it needs to “acknowledge and congratulate the President of the Republic of Kenya”, and start the process of “forging a healthy rapprochement with the [sisterly] government of Kenya” in line and in accordance with the NAS strategic vision and mission.
Dr Lokarlo went on to encourage NAS organisations, branches and members worldwide to tactfully embrace strategic and diplomatic approaches when dealing and interacting with prospective friendly states in the region and abroad.