Azimio leader Raila Odinga hints at supporting Kalonzo Musyoka for the top seat in the 2027 presidential elections.
ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday hinted at the possibility of Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka being the Azimio flagbearer in the 2027 presidential election.
Speaking in Siaya County during his brother Oburu Odinga’s birthday celebrations, the former Prime Minster lauded the Wiper Party leader for remaining loyal to him and the political formation despite its failure to clinch the presidency.
Raila noted that despite Kalonzo missing out on the running mate position, he still remained loyal and backed his State House bid.
“This man we have stood with him together since the KANU regime, we went ahead together to NDP, we went to NARC and even to ODM and we have stood with him twice fighting,” Raila said.
“He has courage, he is someone to believe in, he is a Christian, a humble guy, and loving, last time I heard Ruto saying that Raila won’t vie so I will have time for Kalonzo,” Raila said.
Odinga spoke to the president’s recent remarks that he will only have Mr Musyoka to run against come 2027, telling Ruto to stop belittling the Wiper leader.
Raila defended Kalonzo from jabs thrown by President William Ruto, where the Head of State claimed that if Kalonzo is endorsed as the Coalition’s flagbearer, he was likely to emerge victorious.
The opposition leader further dismissed Ruto’s assertions that the President had supported him more than Kalonzo and threw his weight behind his co-principal.
On his part, Musyoka warned the President that he should stop talking about issues of the 2027 general elections when the contentious issues around the 2022 general elections have not been resolved.
He added that the person who will face President Ruto in the next election will have a walkover because Kenyans are already fed up with the Kenya Kwanza regime.
“Whoever will stand for the presidency in the next elections will have a walkover, a walk in the park. Kenyans are fed up because this is not a government they can trust,” the Wiper leader said.