Kalonzo To Run For Presidency If He Misses Azimio’s Running Mate Slot

Kalonzo To Run For Presidency If He Misses Azimio Coalition’s Running Mate Slot, Wiper MPs Have Revealed.

Kalonzo Musyoka has threatened to run for the presidency in August 9 polls if Raila Odinga fails to pick him as running mate.

Wiper MPs revealed to The Standard that they have already collected signatures for his candidature.

The publication reported that former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka is contemplating running for the presidency if he’s not picked as Raila’s running mate. 

Kalonzo’s allies revealed that they have laid elaborate plans to have him run in the August 9 presidential election.

Already, they’ve collected 2,000 signatures from majority of 24 counties to allow him to vie for the presidency in line with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission guidelines.

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Kalonzo To Run For Presidency

On Monday may 9, 2022, Wiper Party National Executive Council (NEC) unanimously approved the proposal to have Kalonzo run for the presidency.

This will help him bargain for a post-election agreement with the winner if he does not garner the magical 50 plus one vote.

On Monday, the NEC agreed that the Wiper leader should not attend the Azimio running mate interviews and instead concentrate on his presidential campaign.

Mr. Musyoka, on the other hand, made an unexpected appearance before the advisory panel on Tuesday.

“I did not want to give anyone an excuse whatsoever to say that aligoma kuja (he refused to come),” he told journalists when he emerged from a two-hour session with the panel.

“We agreed that the signature collection should start immediately and complete it by Thursday, we are looking ahead. We cannot be begging all the time. We are ahead of the game,” said Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior.

Sources in the Wiper leader’s circle noted that he is under pressure to run for the presidency and deny Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga the crucial Ukambani voting bloc like in 2007, citing betrayal under NASA.

The Makueni Senator, his Kitui counterpart Enoch Wambua, and Makueni MP Dan Maanzo are among politicians pushing for the Wiper leader to go it alone.  

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