Former Prime Minister and Cord co-principal Raila Odinga has disapproved speculations that he could cling to his ambition and insist on remaining the Cord’s presidential flag bearer. He said that he was willing to support any other candidate who would be better placed to deliver victory to Cord.
Raila told Standard Digital that he was prepared to step down for another candidate if need be.
He recounted his political history saying he had taken enough lessons home. He said from the 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007 elections, it was crystal clear that a certain measure of compromises has to be made to create a winning team. Standard Digital.
“Must it be me? No! I am prepared to support others if they have better prospects of beating Jubilee hands down. The whole thing is that we must not allow Jubilee to get victory when the country is in such a mess. If my candidature proves to be an impediment in our determined resolve to rescue the country from the grips of Jubilee, and if supporting another person would help, I would be more than willing to step down for them,” Raila said during an interview at his Karen home.
Kalonzo and Wetang’ula have been on record insisting that they are better placed to defeat President Kenyatta in the next election.