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ODM Leaders Reveal their 2022 Presidential Candidate

A section of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leaders on Sunday declared that National Super Alliance (NASA) boss Raila Odinga will be their preferred candidate for 2022 presidential contest.

Led by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, they said Mr Odinga will not support Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka,Amani National Congress (ANC) party’s Musalia Mudavadi or Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula if they vie for the for the top seat.

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The leaders maintained that they will not allow “cowards” to bear the Opposition flag in the nest General Election.

“If you were not at Uhuru Park, do not come to us for consideration of any manner. You are simply a coward,” Sifuna stated as quoted by The Standard.

Although a memorandum of understanding signed by the four NASA principals and deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties before the August 2017 elections stipulated that ODM would not field a candidate come 2022, the party’s new secretary general has rejected the agreement.
This declaration by ODM leader is bound to complicate issues for Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho who harbors the ambitions of vying for presidency in 2022 on the same ticket.

Whether Raila in ,his discretion, will step down for the flamboyant Governor,will be known.

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Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi (ANC) added that he was ready to rally all youths behind Raila.

The leaders were speaking at a church service in Mathare, Nairobi, on Sunday where they had gone to attend a service.


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