In a bid to rally the Kamba community behind Raila Odinga, National Super Alliance presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka has assured Ukambani leaders and supporters that Odinga will not be on ballot in 2022 presidential elections.
The Wiper Democratic Movement leader said that the deal is that Raila will not contest for the country's top seat in the 2022 poll. Instead, Kalonzo said that he will be the automatic Nasa flag bearer in 2022.
Speaking during a retreat for all Ukambani leaders allied to the opposition, Kalonzo asked the leaders to rally behind Raila and drum support for his bid in the repeat poll set for October 17th.
“I want to assure you my brother Odinga will not be on ballot. We have talked about it and we agreed that he will be supporting me,” he told a host of Ukambani leaders on Monday.
The Wiper leader added:”Let us work as a team and deliver for NASA so that we can have the rewards in 2022. This is real.”
An MOU that led to birth of NASA, Raila agreed to be a one term President, after which he will hand over the mantle to another Nasa leader.
Kalonzo is facing resistance from a section of leaders led by former Kitui Senator David Musila, who has been leading a rebellion in the region.
Musila and his team have vowed to rally the Kamba community behind President Uhuru Kenyatta in the forthcoming election.