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Raila assigned the role of teaching world leaders on how to guard votes 

Azimio leader Raila Odinga was assigned the role of crafting strategies on how to help world leaders guard votes during elections.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was on Friday, June 23, tasked with assisting world opposition leaders in creating strategies centred around protecting votes during elections.

The former premier shared his techniques with other opposition leaders in Poland. 

Other delegates who spoke on the protection of votes included former Prime Minister of Lesotho Moeketsi Majoro and Inuka Kenya Chief Executive Officer John Githongo.

Adalberto Costa Junior, leader of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, also expounded on the topic, as the leaders discussed how to enhance democracy. 

The two-day event themed ‘Rolling Back Authoritarianism’ was organized by the European Solidarity Centre and Brenthurst Foundation, among other leaders.

The organizers of the event that started on Thursday, June 22, explained that the conference was aimed at promoting free elections in respective states and safeguarding the rights of citizens. 

“Rolling Back Authoritarianism conference in Gdańsk in Poland will unite African democrats with those who have managed against tremendous odds to bring about progressive reforms in their societies in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.

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“We are opening the discussion on how to entrench democratic institutions and build inclusive economic growth essential to progress,” read the programme in part.

Other topics covered at the Poland conference were ways the opposition parties would build domestic alliances, and how to carry out reforms and engage in partnerships with like-minded leaders across the globe.

The opposition leaders also agreed on ways to cooperate to ensure free and fair elections. 

Other leaders present were former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, Tundu Lissu of Tanzania, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) of Uganda, and former President of Botswana Ian Khama.

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Winnie Odinga accompanied her father, Raila Odinga, to the event. 

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