Raila vows a 'United' CORD
11 February 2014, 13:10
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has brushed aside concerns over the coalition's ability to stay united and compete with the ruling Jubilee coalition.
The comments come amidst concerns within the coalition and main party the Orange Democratic Movement over the state of leadership in the party with the suitability of Odinga in question to lead the party into the future.
Deputy President William Ruto has also dug into ODM by suggesting that the party is unable to compete with Jubilee in the 2017 elections.
Speaking after a CORD delegates conference in Naivasha Monday, Raila was unwavering in his opinion that the party is in good hands and criticized his Jubilee counterparts of alleged interference in the party.
" We are united and will not waver in the face of any rebuke or assault from outside, he said. We are together as you can see and we are ready to take Kenya to a new place, he added.
He was flanked by party leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula both who expressed confidence in the state of the party.
Raila also took time to address concerns over the growing disillusion within his own party ODM, with several leaders backing out of the upcoming party polls.
" In any democratic process there are bound to be ups and downs but as long as they are practiced in the right manner, there is no reason for concern, he added.
ODM polls are set for the end of February and with parliament back from recess, the next few months will be key in CORD's future.
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