Moses Wetang’ula has revealed that he is the candidate with the big chances of pushing out Jubilee in the next election.
The Ford Kenya Leader who is seeking Cord presidential ticket revealed that he belongs in the State House and should be allowed to represent the opposition party.
In display of determination to reach his aim, the ex-cabinet minister’s presidential bid launching is scheduled to hold Saturday in Muliro Gardens in Kakamega.
In the launching already in sight – which makes him the first aspirant leading Cord to launch his presidential bid – the politician hopes to get joint support from other cord leaders in his race to head the country.
And on that account, other cord leaders who are his internal rivals for sharing the same interest as him, Kalonzo and Raila, will attend the launch of Wetangula’s presidential bid on Saturday in Muliro Gardens in Kakamega, even as their own bid is yet to come later in the year.
“I am the suitable person to represent this coailtion. There cannot be a better candidate.”
The Bungoma senator named a five point agenda if he bags the post and they include enhancing devolution, implementing the constitution, fighting corruption, empowering women and youth, and growing the economy.
Cord is yet to single-out a representative in the general election next year, but it is visible that all three top people in the party including Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula are yet possible candidates who would become the CORD flag bearer in 2017.
So the opposition ticket to a very great extent revolves around Wetang’ula for Ford Kenya, Kalonzo for Wiper, and Raila for ODM.
Meaning that the competition clearly has some internal war to wrestle before the outside world where he will challenge the sitting-president Uhuru Kenyatta. This is because Cord co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga, appear interested as well.
Meanwhile, Jubilee does not see Wetang’ula as the possible candidate to oust president Uhuru. The ruling party Jubilee regards Raila as the only the person who can threaten president Uhuru’s chances of climbing the seat next year.
They believe Kalonzo and Wetang’ula are not really a threat to reaching their dreams next year. Kakamega senator Boni Khwalwale, a supporter of Wetang’ula, lashed out at this notion and said all CORD principals have equal chances and no one should be seen as special and more of a threat than the rest.
Also, Wetang’ula’s entry into the presidential race will complicate relationships within Cord as the three co-principals all seem determined to run.
Kalonzo’s supporters had asked for other runners in the party to rally behind him for joint support against the ruling party.
The Wiper party officials have threatened to defect Cord unless Raila honours a pre-election understanding that he would endorse Kalonzo for president in 2017.
However Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, the ODM Deputy Leader, has defined Wetangula’s bid as “a waste of time,” believing that Raila will be the Cord candidate.