Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Leader Raila Odinga has been unveiled as the Azimio la Umoja coalition presidential candidate.
Raila said he attained a political truce with Wiper Party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who earlier on insisted that Odinga must honor his promise support him.
Odinga disclosed that Kalonzo has shelved off his political ambitions to support his presidential bid.
He noted that Kalonzo and him will work together after the two had a ‘handshake’.
Odinga who was endorsed by over 20 parties to lead the Azimio team in the August 9 general elections, assured the coalition partners that he will never fail them.
“I accept this nomination with absolute gratitude and dedication to our people, our country and all the party leaders that have endorsed it. I will deliver with your support,” Odinga said.
[ODM Leader Raila Odinga with Wiper Party Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. Photo/Courtesy].
President Uhuru Kenyatta who also graced the event lauded Kalonzo for supporting Odinga.
“Let’s all stand up and clap for Kalonzo. We thank him,” he said.
He said he is confident that Raila will not forget other leaders once he becomes president.