Wetang'ula to be the next Prime Minister?
23 September 2016, 16:15
Nairobi - Will FORD Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula be the next Prime Minister of Kenya?
His party FORD Kenya is pushing for the Premier's position to be the next new big thing in Kenyan politics, if it is to be a part of the CORD Coalition in the 2017 General Elections.
According to proposals seen by News24, the Party says that the only way it will not go alone for the Presidency come the 2017 polls if there is equal distribution of the top posts in the Coalition by the leadership.
This means a third position after the President and his Deputy, likely to be the PM.
" The party is keen on ensuring that in case of a CORD presidency after 2017, FORD Kenya is rewarded for its loyalty for the last 6 years," an aide close to the FORD Party leader told News24.
Ford Kenya maintained it would only accept its presidential candidate to
run on a Cord ticket and would also reject the fielding of joint
A statement read by the party’s deputy leader, Kakamega
Senator Boni Khalwale made it clear that Ford-K would not support any
other party for the positions.
" The only exception will be Nairobi where for obvious reasons it is vital to have only one candidate representing the coalition," Khalwale told News24.
According to analysts though, the move might backfire badly if CORD does not have the required numbers come the 2017 polls.
" The Jubilee Party so far has the numbers to resists any such proposal. Unless CORD do so, which is a big if, then they might have an advantage, which is unlikely at the moment," Michael Njenga a political analyst told News24.
FORD Kenya is already set for a bruising battle in Kakamega for the Governor's seat, with Khalwale taking on ODM's Wycliffe Oparanya come the 2017 polls.
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