Khalwale will join ODM in 2017
09 February 2015, 15:31
Nairobi - Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale says that he will vie for the 2017 elections on an Orange Democratic Movement ODM ticket.
The outspoken Khalwale has barely been a member of the United Democratic Front UDF since winning the Senatorial seat in the 2013 General Elections, instead choosing to join forces with the CORD coalition.
He has already been in trouble with UDF, having been ejected from the party late last year but there has been no further movement from UDF as regards his conduct.
His latest comments though, will likely irk UDF and especially since he has openly stated that he made a bad choice in joining the party in the first place.
" I will contest the 2017 elections with ODM. That I can assure you," he said Sunday via Twitter.
He also stated quite openly that he feels he made the wrong decision in joining UDF, also taking a hit at their agenda as a party.
" I wish to affirm that I regret being in UDF, I wish I would contest
my senator seat on ODM ticket, next time I will, Luhya vote for Raila
" Those telling me to resign! I will not for one reason! My History with By-Elections is known, I always win by elections," he added.
Khalwale also called on Kakamega politicians Musalia Mudavadi and former Speaker Kenneth Marende to declare their stand on the upcoming election.
" I still dare my brothers Mudavadi and Marende to declare their stand on 2017 Elections as early as now!", he said as he vowed to lead a Luhya charge to register voters in the 2017 General Election.
Khalwale also says that CORD leader Raila Odinga will be the man for the 2017 General Election.
It is understood that Mudavadi is keen to once again work with Raila for the upcoming General Elections, stating that he will look to help the former Prime Minister have another go at the presidency.
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