Is Raila preparing to loose in the next general elections?
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has warned Cord leader Raila Odinga against picking Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho his running mate in the 2017 polls. Your are leaving Kalonzo with more than 1.5Million votes and Wetangula with the Luhya massive following for Joho? You will fall and break your skull my friend,says Duale. Speaking in a Mombasa meeting with the Somali community on Sunday, Duale warned that such a political arrangement would ensure a resounding defeat for Raila .
ODM’s decision to have Joho spearheading Raila’s campaigns has elicited mixed reactions from various leaders in the coalition.Some leaders have accused Raila of using Joho to sabotage the coalition. Below are some of their reactions.
“Joho is just a deputy of Raila in ODM. That is all. No one can put him at the level of Wetangula and Kalonzo. The only person he can compete with at his level is the other ODM deputy party leader, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya,” said Khalwale.
Raila’s decision to popularise his party without involving former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula should not be ignored.Ngunyi also claimed that Raila is plotting to exit Cord, adding that if that happens, then Joho will definitely become his running mate.