Wiper Party elected leaders have demanded that Raila Odinga hand over the Azimio leadership to Kalonzo Musyoka, who is set to make a grand political announcement.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, December 31, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua stated that it was high time that Raila endorsed Kalonzo for the seat.
He argued that Azimio needed to borrow a leaf from President William Ruto and settle on their 2027 flagbearer early enough and hit the ground running on campaigns.
“We need enough time to popularise our candidate, visit as many parts of this country, and ensure that Kenyans begin to familiarize themselves with the idea of a Kalonzo presidency,” Wambua stated.
In addition, the senator asked Odinga to deliver his support base from across the country to the Wiper party leader.
“I am happy to see the activity by the party leader, but he cannot drop the ball, he should hand it over, not drop it.
” I believe that Raila and the Nyanza backyard of ODM and other strongholds have benefitted from the selflessness of Kalonzo. It is only fair that they reciprocate that gesture this January,” Wambua stated.
Close allies of the would-be running mate disclosed that he has been meeting political leaders across the country seeking counsel on his bid.
The conversations will be the highlight of the big announcement he is set to make this month.
Wiper’s new irreducible minimums threaten to cause disquiet in Azimio since Raila has not come clean on whether or not he will face Ruto again in 2027.
“I do not have to run as President in 2027. If I do not, somebody else will, but I have not said that I am not going to run again,” he revealed on December 28.
Meanwhile, Azimio principal Martha Karua is yet to announce whether she will eye the top seat in 2027.