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CORD will lose 2017 election if they make Raila their flag bearer

04 February 2015, 12:03 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - The CORD coalition will terribly lose the 2017 general election if former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga becomes its flag bearer, an MP has claimed.

Nakuru town west MP, Samuel Arama said that CORD will have nothing to contest for against the Jubilee government should Raila become its flag bearer.

Speaking at Nakuru town Tuesday morning, Arama who is the only MP who was elected on an opposition ticket in the larger Nakuru County said that the hope of CORD ascending to power is in someone else being its flag bearer apart from Raila.

“Raila has tried this thing since 1997 and has failed. Considering that his best chances were in 2007 and 2013, I cannot sit down and dream that he will make it in 2017 against an incumbent government which outsmarted him in 2013. I can promise that CORD will remain an opposition coalition in 2018 if Raila will be on the ballot in 2017,” said Arama.

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Arama, who has vowed to work with the Jubilee government and who has since been branded as a rebel and mole by his party and coalition, said that he cannot tell which political party will be his vehicle in 2017 but noted that he certainly won't contest on an ODM ticket.

“I have been branded a rebel and mole by ODM and you can only be dump to expect such a party to give me a nomination in 2017. I don’t know which will be my house in 2017 but an certain I will not be in the same vehicle I used in 2013 because the vehicle owners have already thrown me out,” he said.

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