August 9

Ex-Minister Noah Wekesa to chair Raila’s running mate selection panel

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 16:46 | By
Former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa PHOTO/Courtesy
Former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa PHOTO/Courtesy

Azimio la Umoja's running mate selection panel has picked former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa as its chairman even as politics on the selection of a candidate to deputize Raila Odinga continues to heighten.

The selection panel arrived at the decision after a series of meetings held on May 4.

The decision was made even as Wiper party politicians continue to urge their leader Kalonzo Musyoka to walk out of the process with claims of having been demeaned over having been subjected to an interview process continue to sour.

Noah Wekesa chairing Raila's running mate selection panel
Chairman of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Running Mate Selection Panel Dr Noah Wekesa. PHOTO/ COURTESY

Ruto urges Kalonzo to skip Raila's running mate interview

Today, Deputy President William Ruto who will be competing against Odinga in the August 9 polls termed subjecting Kalonzo to an interview as impunity.

“We must unite and eliminate the culture of political deceit, the hallmark of some politicians. Whatever the circumstances every leader deserves some dignity and respect,” a section of his Facebook post read.

Kalonzo Musyoka with Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/ COURTESY

Parties instructed to forward names of preferred Raila deputy nominees

Wekesa, in a press briefing, urged the 26 Azimio political parties to forward the names of their preferred deputy president nominee candidate to it for consideration by close of business tomorrow.

“The committee requests any constituent member of Azimio that wishes to nominate any person for consideration as a candidate for the position of the deputy president of the coalition to submit the name of such as a person by close of business tomorrow,” said Wekesa.

Wekesa stated that the selection panel will only consider a candidate who is a member of the constituent party member of the Azimio la Umoja- OKA alliance and whose name has been submitted for consideration by their constituent party.

Raila Odinga.
Raila Odinga. PHOTO/Courtesy

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