Raila to be on the ballot paper in 2022
Even after the handshake, former prime minister Raila Odinga feels threatened by deputy president William Ruto when it comes to the 2022 Presidential bid.
Raila is willing to do anything just to ensure that he benefits from every opportunity Jubilee has to offer ahead of the 2022 presidential elections.
News has it that Raila is already working for a pre-coalition with Jubilee. This is an attempt for him to seek endorsement from President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the 2022 elections.
During an interview, ODM chair John Mbadi stated that the two parties were already coming into a consensus and the deal would be signed up soon.
The Orange Party has resorted to a pre-election deal as opposed to a post-election coalition agreement signed by others to avoid being stripped of the Minority positions in Parliament.
“As a party, our priority is not a post-election deal with Jubilee but a pre-election coalition ahead of the 2022 General Election. We are focused on building consensus to have a big team. We are going to sign a deal with Uhuru and other like-minded partners. Uhuru is building his support and ODM as a big party is doing the same,” Mbadi said.
“We will come together at the appropriate time. The kind of arrangement we have with Uhuru now is enough, which is to help him run his agenda, and for us to bring Kenyans together and achieve reforms. ODM is consulting presently within its ranks. The party is not for a divided nation, but want it healed before we can enter into a serious coalition agreement,” Mbadi added.
ODM is taking advantage of the fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.