CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula has responded to the speculation that he will breakout of the the opposition coalition.
According to him, he has a cordial relationship with the two other CORD principals besides, amid the rumours of disunity in the coalition which has beome headline-grabbing for the past few weeks.
Speaking to Citizen TV’s The Big Question, Wetangula revealed that he would support anybody who emerges as the final candidate for his party via a free and fair process if he is not the one.
According to him:
“There is no automatic candidate in CORD, we are both fighting to clinch the presidential ticket including Raila Odinga whom I joined parliament with him at the same time (in 1993).”
The FORD-Kenya leader took a direct aim at CORD lieutenants who he said are vomiting groundless statements that present the party wrongly to people. Moses Wetangula noted that he will not leave CORD whether or not the coalition hands over its ticket to him.
Both Moses Wetangula, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka are hoping to represent CORD for the presidential seat contest but they will have to amicably agree on who to give the ticket.
The bitter choice has sparked the speculations about division and Mose Wetangula’s FORD-K seemed to be the most angered party with the highest willingness to bid CORD farewell.
But he has today laid all speculations to rest by saying that he isn’t going anywhere else except via CORD.
“I cannot exit CORD if I lose in a nomination process tat will be free,fair and transparent. That is an agreement we have with my other brothers who I will support if any of them wins.”
The headline started flooding the internet the moment Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and James Orengo dismissed signing of a memorandum of understanding with Moses Wetangula, Raila and Kalonzo on how they run for the presidency in 2013, 2017 and 2022.
The two insisted that the deal was strictly between Wiper party and ODM and thus Wetangula’s FORD-K is not part of it. CORD has charged some group to devise a means that shall be used in picking the strongest possible presidential candidate and running mate to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 General Election.