Makueni Senator Daniel Maanzo and Kaiti MP Joshua Kimilu have pointed out why Azimio One Kenya Coalition Party should hand over the leadership to Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Addressing journalists in Wote town, Makueni county, Senator Maanzo said that change in leadership for the Azimio-Oka coalition is the only option that will bear fruits in the 2027 general election.
Maanzo stated that Kalonzo is the only person who will counter President Ruto’s effect in 2027 and thus he should be declared as the Azimio-OKA leader to prepare him early for the 2027 elections.
On the other hand, MP Kimilu pointed out that Kalonzo is the only hope for the people of Kenya and thus Raila should retire and accept to support him.
“We are committed to knowing what the Azimio One Kenya coalition party is planning to do in 2027 because there is no way we should continue doing things the same from 2013 and expect different results. We ask Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka to take over the leadership of Azimio-OKA because he is the only National leader with light and hope for the people of Kenya, especially in the opposition,” Maanzo said.
Kimilu added that the Wiper Party doesn’t necessarily need endorsements but they are committed to fighting to get what they want and that’s why they want Kalonzo to take over the Azimio-OKA leadership.
“We want to have a spirited fight for our party because politics requires standing and fighting to get what you want. Political seats are taken and not given and that’s why we won’t wait until we are given because when we wait to be given, it may never happen. We have already decided that Kalonzo Musyoka is the future with or without being given the Azimio leadership,” Kimilu went on.
Senator Maanzo also welcomed President Ruto’s move to create an office for the opposition saying that it will be instrumental in ensuring that the government of the day serves all Kenyans equally and in the right way.
“When a country has no strong opposition, it is the residents who suffer. We want to get prepared because the opposition will be the next government, I welcome the President’s move because it will also prepare us to get the next government, “Manzo added.
Senator Maanzo and MP Kimilu’s statements come a few days after Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua said that Raila should hand over his support base and Azimio leadership to Kalonzo Musyoka. Kiio stated that it was the fair thing to do arguing that Kalonzo had been selfless in supporting Raila in past elections.