•In a letter to the panel chairman Dr. Noah Wekesa, he said the former Vice President is more qualified.
•“KANU proposes and submits the name of Kalonzo Musyoka as its preferred candidate for the position of Deputy President in the forthcoming General Election,” Moi said.
Kanu Party leader Gideon Moi has written to the Azimio la Umoja running mate selection panel recommending Wiper Party boss Kalonzo Musyoka to deputise Raila Odinga ahead of today’s panel.
The Baringo Senator, in a letter to the panel chairman Dr Noah Wekesa on Thursday, said the former Vice President is more qualified amongst those mentioned as possible Raila’s running mate.
“The Kenya African National Union (KANU) proposes and submits the name of H.E Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as its preferred candidate for the position of Deputy President in the forthcoming General Election,” Moi said.
He added: “It is our considered opinion, and we strongly believe that Stephen Kalonzo fits the bill and is the most suitable to deputise Raila Amolo Odinga.”
“It is our sincere hope that this panel will consider and find him appropriate for the position of the Deputy President and consequently recommend his selection.”
Azimio parties were given up to Thursday to submit names of potential candidates to the panel.
Some of the big names mentioned as possible Raila running mates are Wiper boss Kalonzo, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Governors Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and Hassan Joho (Mombasa).
Others are Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and James Mwangi of Equity Bank.