A REFUSAL TO BE A PART OF THE FRESH ELECTIONS CANNOT AMOUNT TO CONTEMPT OF COURT
The orders of the Supreme Court to have the IEBC conduct a fresh election in accordance with the Constitution and the existing law CANNOT by whatever level of stretching of meaning be interpreted to mean that anybody can be compelled to participate in the said fresh elections.
Just like no one can be forced to vote, no one can be compelled by a court of law to run for an election. Even an order of mandamus cannot be used.
There can therefore not arise any contempt (of the order of the Court) if and where a party to the proceedings who was a candidate chooses not to be a part of the elections.