Wiper will go it alone if Kalonzo is not named the Azimio flagbearer -Makueni MP

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders during the Jubilee party National Delegates conference. (Photo - Courtesy)

Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo says that the Wiper party will pull out of the new Azimio-One Kenya Alliance unless Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is named the flagbearer.

Speaking in Wote town, Maanzo said that it’s time ODM leader Raila Odinga gives Kalonzo the chance since the latter helped him for ten years in the 2013 and 2017 general elections.

“If our leader is not flagbearer of Azimio and One Kenya Alliance, We will walk out and go on our own and we have instructed Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka. That is the voice of Lower Eastern residents and Wiper followers across the country. When OKA and Raila had a meeting in Mombasa, our meeting was bigger than that of Raila,” Maanzo said.

“The negotiations and talks between Azimio and one Kenya alliance are good and we support them. The talks must be structured. We know that if Kalonzo won’t lead the coalition it will be very hard to win. We have helped Raila for 10 years now, he should reciprocate,” He added.

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The vocal MP took a swipe at the three Ukambani governors who are fighting for their position in the coalition noting that the three Charity Ngilu, Alfred Mutua, and Kivutha Kibwana have no command outside Ukambani. He added that their parties have no elected MPs or MCAs and they have no followers.

Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana on Friday asked the Wiper brigade joining Azimio to respect the three Ukambani governors as they are veterans there. Kibwana said that they don’t have an issue with Wiper joining Azimio la Umoja movement as long as they accord them the respect they deserve and don’t bring confusion in Azimio.

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“The work of Governor has defeated them. The people of Lower Eastern are waiting for them to go home as they have failed. In Makueni dogs are eating mangoes because of lack of market. There is no water and the hospitals have no drugs in the 3 counties. What can they tell us now, they went to Azimio first? If Azimio doesn’t have OKA they are dead.” Maanzo went on.

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