I’m all for Nasa if mem­bers are like-minded – Raila

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Cord leader Raila Odinga (pic­tured) yes­ter­day wel­comed calls to unite and form the Na­tional Su­per Al­liance – like the mighty River Nile — to re­move Ju­bilee.

Yes­ter­day he said Cord is open to part­ner­ing with like-minded lead­ers to form a stronger force.

Raila spoke at Magongo in Mom­basa. Present were Kil­ifi Gover­nor Ama­son Kingi, woman rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mishi Mboko (Mom­basa) and Aisha Jumwa (Kil­ifi), and MPs Omar Mwinyi (Changamwe) and and Wil­liam Kamoti (Rabai), Mom­basa Deputy Gover­nor Hazel Katana and Kil­ifi Se­na­tor Ste­wart Madzayo.

Raila dis­missed Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s tour of the Coast, terming it a waste of time. He said Ju­bilee is not strong enough to win votes at the Coast.

“I heard you had vis­i­tors here at the Coast. They said they want to take over but I want to tell them to com­pletely for­get about it,” Raila said.

“ODM is be­com­ing strong and Cord is get­ting stronger while oth­ers from the op­po­si­tion are join­ing us. Our aim is to form a big river like the mighty River Nile. This river em­anates from Lake Vic­to­ria and is joined by other small rivers to be­come the mighty Nile.”

Raila said he is not too old to run for Pres­i­dent. He cited Nige­ria’s Muham­madu Buhari who was elected when he was 72 years old. Raila is 71 years old.

“The peo­ple of Nige­ria de­cided to elect a pres­i­dent who older than me. I urge you all to join hands in this jour­ney,” he said. Raila ac­cused Ju­bilee of fail­ing to deal with cor­rup­tion.

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