July 20, 2018

I am succeeding Raila in 2022, I’ve enough experience, says Wetangula

Bungoma Senator-elect Moses Wetangula. [www.the-star.co.ke]

Ford Kenya Party leader and NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula has revived his ambition of succeeding Opposition Chief Raila Odinga.

Wetangula said he will also vie for Presidency in 2022.

The Bungoma Senator-elect told a congregation at Christ the King Catholic Church in Bungoma town on Sunday that he is the best suited candidate to take over as opposition leader after Raila declares his retirement.

“I sacrificed my ambition to support Raila in the just concluded elections for the sake of opposition’s unity. This was despite having launched my presidential bid,” said Wetangula as quoted by the Star.

He explained that his decision is against the backdrop that Raila had earlier stated he would only vie for one term.

When forming NASA, Raila said he would only vie for Presidency in 2017 and not any other time.

“But because he won’t vie for the bigger seat, I will go for it in 2022,” said the Bungoma Senator.

Wetangula added that having served in government for more than a decade in various positions including as a Cabinet Minister, he has what is required to lead the country in 2022.

He joins other hopefuls for Presidency in 2022 including Deputy President William Ruto.

Speaking about the NASA petition at the Supreme Court, Wetangula said he will join other lawyers in the courtroom in challenging Uhuru’s victory.

“I am going to represent NASA so that we get justice for the millions of Kenyans who sought change through the ballot,” he quipped.

By Pharis Kinyua. He’s an online journalist and an author for Jamhuri News.

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