My Coast supporters won't vote Jubilee, Raila taunts Uhuru
20 January 2016, 13:02
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s continued stay in the coast will not make the region's residents to vote for Jubilee, Cord leader Raila Odinga has said.
The Opposition Chief on Tuesday said the coastal counties are his political strongholds and recent concerted efforts by the ruling Jubilee government to make in-roads in the region will not bear fruits.
Addressing hundreds of opposition supporters who thronged Milimani Law Courts in solidarity with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula, who had a case with IEBC, Raila said Cord will retain its Malindi seat.
President Kenyatta has for nearly a month been camping in the coastal region and has toured Kilifi County for the past few days.
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The Head of State on Tuesday was in Malindi, where he drummed up support for a Jubilee candidate in the upcoming March 7 by elections.
"President Kenyatta can stay at the Coast for over a year and drum up support for the Jubilee candidate in the Malindi by elections, but I want to tell him without fear that Raila only needs to go to the constituency for a day and ODM will recapture its former seat," warned Raila.
The Malindi seat fell vacant following the elevation of former area MP, Dan Kazungu to the Cabinet.
IEBC ruled that it will not strike off the Bungoma Senator name from the voters register, a decision that was warmly received by his fellow opposition leaders and their supporters.
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