Wiper leaders threaten to pull out of Azimio if Kalonzo is not named Raila's running mate
Wiper party leader and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka wants a solution found to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party running mate quandary.
A day after the running mate advisory committee handed a report on the issue to the party flagbearer Raila Odinga, Kalonzo alluded vaguely to the issue, speaking of political turbulence which he said would be resolved.
His allies, especially Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua who was a member of the running mate selection panel, said Kalonzo will be pushed by the party to run for president if he is not given the Azimio running mate position.
“Nasaidia South Sudan, nawezaje kushindwa kusaidia Raila? Kwa hivo hakuna shida. Kuna umuhimu watujaribu tuone vile tutatatua jambo hili la nani atakuwa mgombea mwenza wa Azimio la Umoja One Kenya, kwa sababu sasa inaonekana kuna political turbulence,” Kalonzo told a rally in Mwatate, Taita Taveta County, on Friday.
“Lakini Wakenya msifadhaike, haki itafanyika, na ni lazima haki ifanyike mbele ywa Wakenya wenyewe na Mwenyezi Mungu…kwa hivo yale yatatokea mtayajua.
Senator Wambua, on his part, stated: “Kama Kalonzo Musyoka will not be the deputy president wa Raila Amollo Odinga, then Raila Amollo Odinga will not be the president.”
“On Monday all presidential aspirants wanapeleka majina za their running mates, kama jina la Azimio One Kenya running mate hatakuwa Kalonzo Musyoka, basi sisi kama wanachama tutapeleka jina la running mate wa Kalonzo Musyoka,” he added.