Shock as Duale endorses Raila Odinga for presidency

In a new twist, National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has endorsed ODM leader Raila Odinga for presidency after..

ODM leader Raila Odinga and Aden Duale

Speaking in an address in parliament on Tuesday, Duale stated that among the NASA principals, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi, the former premier was best placed to face president Uhuru Kenyatta in the upcoming polls.

The Garissa Township MP urged Kalonzo, Wetangula and Mudavadi to give the former prime minister a chance stating that he was more suited than the three.

“I humbly ask, don’t take us round, don’t call too many press conferences, we know who among the pack is ahead. I have worked with him, he has the numbers, he has the resources, he has the think tank, he has been tested, he has been the prime minister, give it to Raila Odinga,” the legislator stated.

Duale’s sentiments come amid fears that the coalition could break following Kalonzo’s threat that he would walk out of the coalition if he was not made the flagbearer.

The Wiper party wants Odinga to adhere to an agreement they signed with Kalonzo in 2013, where he was to be a one-term president and support Kalonzo in 2017.

Shortly after arriving in the country on Monday night, Odinga allayed fears that NASA would break over the presidential candidate.

The Opposition leader claimed that Jubilee had deployed services of the National Intelligence service (NIS) to spread the rumours in order to cause tension among supporters of NASA.

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