Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi are said to have met separately with ODM leader Raila Odinga — to seek his support for the presidency.
Oparanya and Mudavadi met Raila to persuade him to support either of them in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, but nothing much has come out of the meetings, according to sources.
The two have made it clear that they will not support Raila in his fifth bid for the top seat.Sources revealed that Raila remained non-committal on their demand that he backs a candidate from Western.
Raila is said to have been guarded on whether he would vie for the presidency in 2022.At the weekend, Oparanya said he was in talks with Mudavadi to ensure the Luhya community fields one presidential candidate in the next elections.
One Candidate Oparanya, Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula are said to be angling for the ticket to fly the Mulembe nation flag should the talks bear fruits.
And yesterday during a funeral service in Khwisero, Oparanya said plans to have one candidate from Western region were underway.
Mr Oparanya, who announced he would vie for a bigger post at the national level after completing his final term, said he met Mudavadi last week to discuss 2022 politics.
“I have no problem with who becomes presidential candidate in 2022. We are in dialogue with Mudavadi and you cannot speculate what we are discussing. Leaders saying one of us should step down should not be of concern to you but concentrate on how we will achieve the top seat. We will soon tell you our agreement, the way forward and our agenda,” he said.
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