By Eric Biegon
A section of leaders drawn from Amani National Congress now say that their party leader Musalia Mudavadi can only join CORD on condition that he is endorsed as the opposition flag bearer.
The leaders are adamant the mooted CORD super alliance will only be achieved if Mudavadi is given the green light to face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta in next year’s general election.
This past weekend, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi disclosed advanced plans for the much anticipated opposition super alliance in the battle for state house next year.
Mudavadi said negotiations were in top gear to get one strong alliance with the ability of winning the elections and the support of Kenyans.
“We are still in dialogue to come up with a super alliance to win the votes,’’ he said.
Cord is yet to decide on who among the three principals will be the coalition’s flagbearer come August 2017.
The three principals namely Raila Odinga (ODM), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) have been under pressure from their parties to go it alone.
Meanwhile Jubilee Party leaders are on the campaign trail drumming up support for President Kenyatta expressing confidence he will be re-elected in 2017.
Narok County Governor Samuel Tunai rallied Narok residents to back President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid come 2017.
The county chief insists that Kenyatta is the only focused leader who will steer the country to advanced levels of development.
But Tunai wants candidates in the coming elections to conduct themselves with decorum and carry out peaceful campaigns.
The rallying call came as Political leaders in Laikipia County called on Kenyans to embrace dialogue in the clamour to change guard at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC.
The leaders challenged Kenyans to shun tribal politics and instead focus on issues that will help spur development.