Things are not rosy in the One Kenya Alliance following attempts to edge Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka out of the Presidential ticket option.
His party Wiper Movement is opposing the move to have him run for Parliamentary seat with an aim of becoming the first prime minister of Kenya should the building bridges initiative sails through.
The former Vice President has been pushed to the wall after leaked plans by a team crafting their coalition arrangements in the One Kenya Alliance seems to favour Gideon-Musalia Presidential ticket.
It’s barely a month after the alliance was formally unveiled where the four coalition partners that’s made up of Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (Kanu), Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya and Kalonzo had promised the country a political earthquake ahead of next year’s elections.
Kalonzo’s close allies insist that there is a scheme by ‘outside forces’ to prematurely impose a 2022 presidential pairing that excludes Kalonzo.
“The issue is yet to be formally deliberated on by the technical committee working on the alliance but there are strong winds blowing in favour of the Musalia-Gideon presidential ticket,” A wiper MP revealed.
Adding, “We will not accept, we better use a scientific method to arrive at the One Kenya alliance presidential flag-bearer and his running mate without being directed from somewhere,”
With the recent move by the said alliance, it’s crystal clear that some of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s power brokers prefer a Musalia-Gideon ticket to take over when he retires in 2022
To conceal their fears and keep their supporters intact, Kitui Senator Enock Wambua has come out to claim that things are okay and that the One Kenya alliance is intact and that Kalonzo was comfortable among his co-principals.
“Nobody has started this conversation, leave alone the pairing of the 2022 ticket. Those suggesting otherwise are our enemies who fear that if this alliance stands, it will sweep the country,” Wambua, a close Kalonzo ally, stated.
“The alliance is strong and the leaders are consulting all the time. Wiper is going nowhere. We will stand united in the alliance to the end.”
The senator said the alliance is in its formative stages and had yet to explore conversations about how to approach the 2022 General Elections.
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