Focus on campaigns and Stop Giving Too Many Demands; Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli tells Kalonzo
Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been urged by Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli to refrain from making excessive demands and instead focus on campaigning for Raila Odinga’s presidency.
If Kalonzo has a pressing issue, Atwoli advised him to speak directly to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition’s key partners, Raila or President Uhuru Kenyatta, rather than going through the media or his allies.
Speaking in Khwisero sub-county yesterday during the burial of Herman Okeno, the unionist said too many demands in public will cause unnecessary tension in the alliance.
Focus on campaigns
“I know Kalonzo as an important figure in the coalition and he should focus on building confidence and make people vote for the coalition. Too many conditions will make someone who was to give him deputy president position think twice,” he said.
This came a day after Kalonzo’s allies led by Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and former CAS Wavinya Ndeti demanded that Raila unconditionally picks their man as his running mate.
Kitui Senator Enock Wambua, Kalonzo’s confidants maintained that the Wiper leader should be named Raila’s running mate and Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition deputy party leader and Coalition Council member.
Wambua explained that since Raila was named party leader and Coalition Council member, the deputy position should have been given to Kalonzo.
Speaking at the Kalonzo Musyoka Presidential Command Centre in Nairobi on Friday, Wambua said it was regrettable that the Wiper leader was only listed as a council member.
“I will not mince my words. Those who will get the information will do as they please,” he said.
“The position given to Kalonzo is unacceptable. He should be the deputy party leader and member of council.”
However, Atwoli maintained that Kalonzo should look at the bigger picture of winning the top seat and stick to the promise he made when he joined forces with Raila that he would support him unconditionally.