Kalonzo Musyoka leads Azimio principals in endorsing Raila for AU job

Azimio principals led by Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka have endorsed the coalition Raila Odinga’s resolve to contest for African Union commission chairmanship.

The principals addressing a press conference in Karen, said the ODM boss is suited to takeover the continental assignment that is falling vacant early next year.

“As Azimio we endorse Raila for the chairperson following Thursday’s public announcement,” Kalonzo said.

Kalonzo was accompanied by Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, DAP-K boss Eugine Wamalwa, PNU leader Peter Munya, and Roots leader George Wajackoya

The briefing was also attended by Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni and the former ruling party vice chairperson David Murathe. On Thursday, Raila said he was ready to go for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission

Speaking in Karen, Raila explained why he was the best candidate for the job.

“I am inclined to accept the challenge and I am ready and I offer myself to be of service. I have asked my friend (Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo) to continue to be a good ambassador and talk to other people,” he said.

Raila said he had been consulting widely among friends on whether to take the job or not.

“The general Obasanjo has said he is one of my closest friends in the continent and has intimated that should there be an interest I will be keen to serve the continent of Africa,” he said.

“I believe that Africa is playing in a league that it should not play in.. and that it deserves better. “Raila said Africa is the cradle of the human species adding that the first human that walked on this earth was an African.

“I have served in the AU in the capacity of high representative, it gave me a good advantage to be able to learn about every African country for what they have and the comparative advantages and I believe that by walking together with the countries we can make Africa great,” Raila added.

Raila is seeking to replace Moussa Faki of Chad as the new AU Commission chairperson.

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