There was no MoU for Raila to be a one-term President in 2013, CORD leaders say
13 April 2016, 09:09
Nairobi - Two top CORD leaders have denied reports of the existence of an agreement signed in 2013 that allegedly stated that ODM boss, Raila Odinga would be a one-term President and then pass over the button to Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka in 2017.
Senators Johnstone Muthama (Machakos) and James Orengo (Siaya), both of whom are CORD Co-Conveners on Tuesday emphasized that there was no such memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the last general elections.
Speaking at a press briefing at CORD headquarters in Nairobi, the two leaders accused the media of spreading propaganda on the issue so as to create a crisis in the opposition which they noted is formidable.
“We are asking the media to stop speculating and creating a mountain from nothing regarding the alleged CORD agreement signed in 2013. There was nothing like that,” said Muthama.
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“We are challenging journalists and any other willing individuals and doubting Thomases to visit the office of the Registrar of Political Parties to get a copy of the 2013 pre-election pact,” advised Orengo.
Last week, vocal Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, who is also the Wiper Secretary General caused a stir when he said his party leader Kalonzo Musyoka should be the bonafide CORD presidential flag bearer.
“The support of Kalonzo was not based on the election victory of 2013 and Wiper will be pushing for Kalonzo’s candidacy during CORD’s negotiations for a flag bearer,” Omar told journalists.
Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula the Ford Kenya party leader are all eyeing the presidency on a Cord ticket.
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