We­tang’ula wants Raila to bow out of 2017 race, sup­port him

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Ford Kenya chair­man Moses We­tang’ula (pic­tured) wants Cord leader Raila Odinga to back him to be the coali­tion flag bearer.

We­tang’ula said he has what it takes to be Pres­i­dent.

He urged Raila and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to give him the chance to send Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and his Ju­bilee govern­ment home.

The Ford Kenya chief met del­e­gates in Narok town yes­ter­day af­ter the lo­cals en­dorsed his pres­i­den­tial bid. The Bun­goma se­na­tor said Raila is best placed to be a king­maker. We­tang’ula said if Raila bows out of the race he will give him a spe­cial place in govern­ment.

“The king­maker is more im­por­tant the king him­self,” he said.

We­tang’ula said he has enough ex­pe­ri­ence to be­come Pres­i­dent.

“Raila has tried to be Pres­i­dent three times and he has not suc­ceeded. Please sup­port me and I will clinch this seat,” he said.

The Cord co-prin­ci­pal de­nied that the coali­tion will dis­in­te­grate be­fore the elec­tions. We­tang’ula said Cord is in­tact and ready to take over the coun­try’s lead­er­ship.

“We are work­ing as s team with Raila and co-prin­ci­pal Kalonzo Musyoka. We are all com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing our team wins the elec­tions,” We­tang’ula said.

He urged Kenyans to be pa­tient on the coali­tion flag bearer, say­ing the prin­ci­pals will set­tle on the leader to face Ju­bilee flag bearer Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta.

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