CORD reaches out to Meru Governor Munya
07 February 2016, 10:59
Nairobi - In their plight to take advantage of the failings of the Jubilee Coalition, CORD are said to be trying to reach out to tyrant Jubilee Governor Peter Munya.
Munya has been against the Jubilee Party which has been fronted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto which will see all parties that formed the Jubilee Coalition in 2013 merge to form one party.
The outspoken Meru governor though is not interested and has shown that he will not be pushed into the party, as evidenced by his walking out on a rally Saturday in which the DP was in attendance.
CORD it is now said, are courting the Governor, who also stands as the chairman of the Council of Governors.
According to sources, the move has been orchestrated by CORD leaders who feel that they can get Munya on their side to boost their campaign for the 2017 elections.
Also, with the Okoa Kenya referendum mission still ongoing, Munya's position can be of real help to the opposition as it seeks to push through some serious changes to the Constitution.
" Munya has been spoken to about joining the opposition since he has made it clear that he will not join the Jubilee Party," a source close to the CORD top brass told News24.
On trying to reach Munya, a source denied that any talks had taken place but insisted that the Meru Governor is open to new alliances after quitting Jubilee.
" There has been no talks of any sort but with his situation, he is open to alliances and friendly talks," an aide of Munya's said in confidence.
The Governor is said to be looking to contest for the Presidency come 2022 and knows that his path in the Jubilee Coalition is blocked by DP Ruto.
He has made it clear that he dislikes the Jubilee Party because it is tailor-made for Ruto to help ease his path to State House in 2022 without having to convince friendly Jubilee Coalition parties of his candidacy.
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