North Eastern leaders decamp from Jubilee to CORD
06 June 2016, 13:03
Nairobi - Leaders from North Eastern Kenya have backed the CORD Coalition for the 2017 elections.
Farah Maalim, who is a former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly says that during the visit to Garissa over the weekend by CORD leader Raila Odinga, a number of leaders from the region pledged to back Raila for the polls.
" There is a healthy movement backing the CORD coalition for the polls. Many have decamped from Jubilee. We are very confident north Eastern is now a CORD zone," he said.
He added that the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to blockade himself using a fence during a recent visit to the region showed that he is not a people person as some would like to believe.
" Leadership is about the people. For the people. The president did not show that but Raila did," he added.
He added that the Jubilee Coalition had failed to deliver on a number of key promises in its agenda.
" It has always been about talking and not delivering. The people want change and in Raila Odinga, they will get it," he continued.
Maalim is set to take on current Majority Leader Aden Duale in the 2017 polls, with both seeking the Garissa Town seat in what is bound to be a hotly contested poll.
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