Ezra Chiloba Goes on Leave



IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba has taken a three week leave to allow the commission to conduct free and fair elections.

Chiloba took the leave Friday evening following concerns that he might be compromised during the forthcoming presidential rerun. He is among IEBC official accused by opposition leader Raila Odinga of colluding with some politicians in Jubilee.

Chiloba’s temporary exit will give room for IEBC to reorganize itself for the controversial poll, which Raila has ordered his supporters to boycott.The CEO’s temporary leave is meant to convince Raila Odinga to participate in the election, a decision he won’t consider.

Even as Chiloba exists the commission, there are minimal hopes that the opposition will participate in the elections as they suspect he has done all he wanted before he left.