COALITION POLITICS

Embrace inclusivity in Azimio, Governor Kivutha tells Kalonzo

He said Azimio will get votes from Ukambani counties

In Summary

• Kibwana said that all political leaders who genuinely support ODM leader Raila Odinga should focus on campaigning for him.

• Kivutha's speech comes after OKA parties on Monday wrote an objection letter to the Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, claiming a breach of the agreement.

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
Image: COURTESY

Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana has urged Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to embrace inclusivity in the Azimio-OKA Coalition.

Kibwana on Tuesday said that all parties that support Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga should be allowed to campaign for him.

"Kalonzo should embrace inclusivity, not a three-legged philosophy... Winning elections is about numbers. Let all political parties that genuinely support Raila be welcome in the coalition and campaign for Azimio," he said.

Kivutha's remarks come after OKA parties on Monday wrote an objection letter to the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu claiming a breach of the agreement.

The Secretary Generals of Wiper and United Democratic Party (UDP) Shakila Abdalla and Bernard Wafukho wanted the coalition registration suspended.

There are claims that a fourth leg was added to Kalonzo's infamous three-legged stool.

The inclusion was set after eight fringes of the coalition threatened to exit blaming exclusion.

However, on Tuesday, Azimio la Umoja Executive director Raphael Tuju said that the challenges in the coalition will be sorted.

"We will resolve the matter and how it will be resolved we leave to the team within the coalition that is going to deal with the matter. As far as I'm concerned, there's no cause for alarm."

Tuju had met with the SGs of the coalition parties at Serena Hotel.

"We agreed to rally behind our presidential candidate Raila Odinga," he added.

Abdalla said the matters that were being raised over the content of the coalition deal were legitimate concerns and they are satisfied that a solution will be reached.

"We want to affirm our unity and state that Azimio-OKA is intact and we are moving together. Of course, as we move together there must be turbulence."

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