Kalonzo Extends Olive Branch to Raila, Wants Him As Running Mate

  • Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday, July 30, asked the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to support him in the 2022 General Election.

    Speaking at Akamba Handcraft in Changamwe, Musyoka stated that he is ready to work with the ODM Party leader if he accepts to be his running mate in the General Election.

    “I welcome my big brother Odinga who I have supported immensely in his political career for more than a decade.

     President Uhuru Kenyatta with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka
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    “What I am saying is that there is no political debt but I want him to use his wisdom and join me as my running mate and move this country forward,†Kalonzo stated.

    Kalonzo emphasized that he is focused to be on the ballot in the next year’s General Election, stating he will not succumb to perception by individuals considering him a weak candidate.

    The Wiper leader was also optimistic that Odinga will join the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) but in different terms from the ones used in the NASA coalition.

    Kalonzo is currently on a three-day tour in the Coast region, drumming up support for the Wiper Party to clinch the presidency next year.

    The former Deputy President promised to support all Wiper candidates from the ward level to the top to ensure his party wins most seats in the next year’s elections.

    He also urged his supporters to avoid corrupt politicians who only take advantage of their situation but have no plans to improve their lives.

    “Wiper has leaders who have no corrupt history and would like to work with other like-minded politicians but we shall not associate ourselves with those who after acquiring wealth unlawfully, are now bringing wheelbarrows to Kenyans,†Kalonzo noted.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga (L) and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the burial of Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile on Friday, June 11.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga (L) and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the burial of Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile on Friday, June 11.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM