Gideon Moi endorsed to take over from former President Uhuru Kenyatta as Azimio la Umoja Coalition chairman.
Bishop Julius Onam has given his support to Gideon Moi, the leader of the KANU, to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta as head of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition.
Onam contends that in the lead-up to the presidential election on August 9, Gideon Moi significantly contributed to the reconciliation of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“I, Bishop Julis Onam Ogada, KANU Life Member No.60531 do hereby support Gideon Moi to be our new Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chairman to replace Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.”
“Gideon Moi did a good job during the campaign of our alliance, he brought together Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka ‘s Wiper Party and they did a nice campaign for our Presidential candidate Raila Odinga,” the clergy said in a letter to media houses.
His remarks come days after Jubilee party vice chair David Murathe announced that Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chairperson Uhuru Kenyatta would step down soon.
The former head of state wants to concentrate on his peace initiative in the East African region, according to Murathe in an interview with a local daily.
He added that Uhuru is above local politics and that the top leadership of Azimio will meet in approximately two weeks to decide who will succeed the outgoing President.
“We will be having a meeting very soon where he will formally resign as the chairman of the Azimio council. Obviously, you cannot have two drivers steering a bus. This vehicle called Azimio now has one driver and that driver is Jakom (Odinga),” Murathe stated.
President William Ruto had on September 13 stated that Uhuru will continue chairing regional peace interventions on behalf of the Government of Kenya.
“I have committed that the government of Kenya will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Kenyatta and I want to thank you Excellency for graciously agreeing to support us and help me in those interventions,” President Ruto said.