Raila Odinga To Name His Running Mate Today, Will It Be Kalonzo

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition will name Raila Odinga’s running mate today

In a statement to the Newsroom,Raila Odinga presidential Campaign Secretariat Spokesperson Professor Makau Mutua said the announcement will be made today

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“Our Campaign is aware that Kenyans are anxious to know the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya presidential ticket.We will make the announcement tomorrow.Thank you.”

There were reports that the former Prime Minister was scheduled to make the announcement during the Kamukunji rally set for Sunday, May 15.

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All presidential candidate have until Monday,May 16  deadline to name their preferred running mates 

On Thursday, May 12, the panel’s chair, Noah Wekesa, stated that they had recommended three names to Raila Odinga to announce who will be his running mate 

There have been reports that if Kalonzo will not be named as Raila Odinga’s running mate he will run for presidency

According to Makueni Member of Parliament, Daniel Maanzo, who is also Kalonzo Musyoka’s confidant, said that the party has already collected signatures and was ready to field Kalonzo in the August polls if he is not picked

“The only reason he stopped his ambitions was to support Raila as his deputy. In the event that is not there, the law does not stop him from running. In the event Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta change their mind, we will run on our own.” Maanzo said

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