Raila, Wetang'ula set for crisis meeting
23 July 2016, 16:57
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga will meet co principal Moses Wetang'ula in the coming days, with the issue of the Presidency the main topic of discussion.
The two leaders will meet to thrash out issues that have arisen in recent times that culminated in Wetang'ula calling for Raila to quit the 2017 Presidential race.
In a national TV interview, the FORD Kenya leader stated that Raila was on the path to losing the coming election and that he should let another person run for the polls.
The comments have lifted already brewing tension between the two camps and the two leaders will meet to discuss the way forward.
" They will meet within the next 48 hours," a source told News24.
ODM communications director Philip Etale stated that if there will be a meeting it will be a normal one amongst the CORD hierarchy.
" They meet every other day. There will be nothing new," he said.
Wetang'ula is under pressure from his Luhya voting block to quit CORD and go for a Luhya unified group that has been mooted and his comments are thought to stem from that pressure.
Raila on the other hand insists that he will be on the ballot come 2017.
" Raila Odinga will be on the ballot paper come 2017. That I can assure you" he said during his recent visit of western Kenya.
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