‘We will support Kalonzo,’ Raila hints at Azimio's 2027 plan as he blasts Ruto

‘We will support Kalonzo,’ Raila hints at Azimio's 2027 plan as he blasts Ruto

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka (L) and opposition leader Raila Odinga (R) attend a thanksgiving service hosted by Kitui senator Enoch Wambua in Kitui County, October 14, 2023. | PHOTO: @RailaOdinga/X

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has hit out at President William Ruto for what he terms as meddling in Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party’s affairs.

Speaking at Siaya senator Oburu Oginga’s birthday celebration in Bondo, Siaya County on Sunday, Odinga accused President Ruto of trying to divide the coalition through unfounded speculations about Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka's presidential candidacy in the 2027 general election.

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.

He maintained that Azimio is intact and that the decision on who will be its next flagbearer shall only be made at an appropriate time.

“He is speaking about Kalonzo Musyoka as if they are equals, he (Musyoka)is far better than him (Ruto). He wants to divide us with talk about who will run for the presidency, yet we ourselves have not announced anything. We will show him he knows nothing; we will stand with Kalonzo because he is an honest person,” he said.

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.

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