Kalonzo’s team formally seek to leave Azimio
The Azimio la Umoja Kenya resolution is facing another setback after supporters of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka began withdrawing from the coalition.
Speaking to the media, Makueni MP Dan Maanzo confirmed that the party’s supporters have filed a petition seeking Wiper’s removal from the Declaration coalition.
Maanzo added that the party would join the Supreme Court request as an interested party – noting that Wiper had questions about the legitimacy of the coalition plan.
Kalonzo and his colleague Kanu Gideon Moi were not present during the Declaration meeting at Kamukunji Stadium in Nairobi, where Raila Odinga was about to announce his running mate.
The Makueni MP said Kalonzo left the meeting for security reasons – citing a case in which former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was involved in a heated dispute with supporters of the Declaration in Mombasa.
The request is ready to be submitted by the public today morning. This is not a Wiper party but I will go to court as one of their lawyers while fully supporting the request. This agreement should be canceled because it does not comply with the provisions of the law and has many loopholes and therefore cannot be sufficient, ”he added.
“We advised him not to go, how do you go to people who have bad intentions about you? Yesterday they stoned Sonko, and if they had the courage to do so, then what can they not do?” The lawyer set the position.
The MP went on to reveal that if Kalonzo is not named Raila’s running mate, the former vice president will run for the presidency. He explained that the former vice president had not officially canceled his candidacy for the IEBC.