Kalonzo Musyoka is set to leave the CORD coalition
– He has set conditions that should be met if he is to stay
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) is determined to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta in the coming 2017 polls having failed to do so in 2013.
However, the opposition coalition i facing internal wrangles as it cannot agree on who should be given the mantle to face off with Uhuru.
Its three principals (Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula) have been battling it out for the flag-bearer ticket, and this seems to have caused a major rift among them.
There is a possibility that a split is inevitable is either of the candidates does not get the mantle to vie for the top seat.
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Kalonzo and Wetangula argue that Raila has tried three times and failed and it is time he backs either of them.
Kalonzo says he has sacrificed enough before and now it is his time to try.
A clear indication has now been sent that Kalonzo will leave CORD if he is not picked as the presidential candidate.
This was said by his close ally and National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze.
Speaking Tuesday, October 25, at Kyaani Girls Secondary School, Nyenze said that Kalonzo is looking for other options and will leave if Raila Odinga is picked ahead of him.
“It is either Kalonzo is the flag bearer or nothing because Kalonzo should be on the ballot as a presidential candidate,” Nyenze said as quoted by Citizen.
He criticised Raila for ‘making Wiper leaders look like flower girls in the coalition.
The three principals are on a campaign trail as they popularise their parties before they settle on a presidential candidate.
This post first appeared tuko.co.ke