Nyong'o dismisses Raila 'swearing in' reports
20 June 2014, 18:19
Nairobi - ODM Secretary General Prof Anyang Nyong'o has dismissed reports that party leader Raila Odinga will be sworn in as president next week as false and alarming.
There were reports in various dailies in the country that the opposition would swear in Raila as president next week if the government fails to agree to dialogue.
The comments were apparently set afloat by some party leaders including Nairobi County official George Aladwa.
Nyong'o though brushed off the remarks and said that there was no genuine risk of such a thing happening.
He also insisted that the party and CORD coalition is not seeking an overthrow of government, rather sober talks on current issues affecting the country.
" Such remarks and reports are alarming and have no place in ODM and CORDs mandate, he said in a press release.
" CORDs agenda is to seek consultative dialogue over issues that are affecting Kenyans. We repeat again that we have no interest in taking power, he added.
And with Raila having written an open letter to president Uhuru Kenyatta on the issues he wants addressed in talks between the opposition and the government, Nyong'o insisted that it was the right way forward.
" We believe dialogue will open up an avenue for the betterment of life for Kenyans and also build bridges between the government and opposition, he added.
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