Atwoli ready to lead workers in Raila’s Azimio la Umoja event
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has arrived at Raila Odinga's much-touted Azimio la Umoja convention in Kasarani and vowed to lead workers in supporting the former Prime Minister's presidential bid.
He arrived at the 60,0000-seater stadium shortly after he confirmed his attendance via his official social media pages.
"Workers are at the forefront championing for #AzimioLaUmoja and we will honour the invitation to attend the Kasarani meeting. Truth be told, today, there will be nothing happening in Nairobi apart from the event at Kasarani. Those not attending will definitely be watching," he tweeted.
The trade unionist's confirmation came in the backdrop of a series of messages of declination of invitations to the event by One Kenya Alliance principals.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula publicly declined Raila's invitation to the Azimio La Umoja event.
The OKA duo cited personal engagements as the reasons for their declinations.
Another OKA principal, Kalonzo Musyoka, is also set to miss the event following his trip to South Sudan. Kalonzo, a Kenya Special Envoy to South Sudan, will instead be holed up in a meeting with his host Salva Kiir.
It is not yet clear whether Baringo senator Gideon Moi will grace or join his co-principals in giving the event a wide berth.