Endorse me, Wetang'ula tells Raila and Kalonzo
12 May 2016, 08:03
Bungoma - Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang'ula now wants CORD co-principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka to endorse him as the Oppositions flag bearer in 2017.
Wetang'ula said he is the most popular presidential candidate to take on President Uhuru Kenyatta in next year's general election.
Speaking in Chebarus, Uasin Gishu County during the burial of a Nyota FM presenter Silas Kibet Kemboi, Wetang'ula called on the two allies to support his presidential bid.
"I am best placed to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 general election. Kenyans support my presidential bid and I want my colleagues to also endorse me to defeat President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto," he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's close allies however believe Raila is the only real threat to Uhuru's re-election. TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo is on record saying Wetang'ula or Kalonzo would be a walk in the park
Raila and Kalonzo have also declared they would be going for presidency on a CORD ticket.
In January, Cord resolved to recruit a foreign expert to conduct a survey on the three co-principals and to pick the likeliest winning combo.
ODM and Ford Kenya agreed to the plan but Wiper rejected it, insisting that a 2013 pre-election memorandum of understanding makes Kalonzo the presidential flag bearer in 2017.
Analysts have indicated that how Cord picks its 2017 candidate holds the key to the coalition's future.
Yesterday, the Senate minority leader said he has enough experience and will send home President Kenyatta and his deputy if he is endorsed by CORD leaders as a presidential candidate.
"I have traversed this country and Kenyans have told me that am the only leader who has guts to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta. I want my colleagues in CORD to support me so that we can change this country, it has been mismanaged and many Kenyans are suffering," said Wetang'ula.
The Bungoma Senator said that CORD won't relent in their efforts to send packing Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission bosses because they have displayed their incompetence.
"We want the poll body commissioners send home, we don't have faith in them, they are planning to rule in favour of Jubilee, they are not instilling a sense of confidence to Kenyans, they should stop a partisan approach," said Wetang'ula.
He said that they will boycott the 2017 general election if the Commissioners are not sacked because they are planning to rig the elections.
"We don't trust IEBC commissioners, they are playing a partisan role in favour of the Jubilee Party and as CORD we feel they will not deliver credible results during the next general elections, we need independent commissioners," he said.
He said that IEBC commissioners rejected the Okoa Kenya referendum signatures and they cannot be trusted to preside over the 2017 general election.
Wetang'ula said that CORD will continue with its demonstrations until the poll commissioners are out of office.
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