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Wetang'ula wants Raila, Kalonzo to support his presidential bid

09 March 2015, 10:37 Philomenah Chebet

Bungoma - Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula has asked his CORD co-principals, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka to shelf their presidential ambitions and support him in 2017.

The Ford Kenya party leader, who is also the Senate minority leader, said he fully supported the former Prime Minister in the last general elections and that it was time for Raila to reciprocate.

Speaking on Sunday in Kitale, Trans- Nzoia County after opening a Ford Kenya office in the region, Wetang’ula said he had all it takes to be the head of state, and all he requires is support from the CORD leaders.

“I stood steadfastly with Raila and CORD coalition in 2013. We delivered votes for the coalition especially from Western Kenya. It is now the turn of the ODM party leader and his supporters to stand with me in 2017,” said Wetang’ula.

The Bungoma Senator said his party is set to undergo major transformation in preparation for his presidential bid.

“We will soon be conducting grassroots election in Ford Kenya, in readiness for 2017. I am sure I will emerge the winner in CORD if nominations are carried out in a fair manner,” he said.

Read Also: '2017 elections a contest between Uhuru and Raila'

Wetang’ula at the same time cautioned Ford Kenya elected leaders who are not subscribing to the ideologies and the stand of the party, noting that they risk losing their seats.

Trans- Nzoia leaders present including Governor Patrick Khaemba and Senator Henry Ole Ndiema praised the leadership of Wetang’ula, noting that he is fit among the three CORD co-principals to be the coalition flag bearer.

“As Trans-Nzoia County leaders, we have confidence in your leadership and  shall support your presidential bid fully,” Senator Ole Ndiema assured Wetang’ula.

Others present included nominated Senator Catherine Mukite, MPs Dr Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza) and Patrick Wangamati (nominated).

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