Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart have withdrawn their support for Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.
The two Ukambai governors are said to have withdrawn their support for Raila after casting their doubts on Raila’s commitment to form a coalition with small parties.
“I asked Raila to call parties who wanted to explore a coalition with Azimio la Umoja before the Kasarani convention. I had also asked Mombasa Governor Hassan Joh the same thing and they both told me my idea was good but they later turned it down. If they could have agreed to my request we could have buried our presidential ambitions and supported him, ” Prof Kibwana told a local publication.
Mutua who had also publicly supported Raila’s presidential bid also revealed that his party and that of Kibwana’s will field candidates in all elective seats in the next year’s elections.
“As Muungano and Chap Chap we shall be fielding candidates in all electives positions, from the president all the way to the ward representatives. I will be on the presidential ballot because Kenya needs a young leader. Raila is good but we also need to transition from the old to the new generation,” he told Daily Nation.
Mutua further claimed that his party is also looking for like-minded political leaders with who they can forge a coalition agreement ahead of the elections.
On his side, Kibwana noted that he is still undecided on whether to support Raila or Deputy President William Ruto for the Presidential seat adding that he is still considering the position of being a presidential candidate.
Raila is to have changed his heart about working with the parties of the two governors it emerged that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has shown interest to work with him ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
Sourced from Kenyan report