Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka finally got his wish with the coalition political party Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya which is expected to be registered as a legal entity in the near future.
The decision comes after a push and shove between Kalonzo and ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his lieutenants after Kalonzo insisted on OKA’s inclusion in the Azimio La Umoja which is led by Raila.
And on Friday afternoon, the general secretaries of Wiper, ODM, KANU, UDP, among others, signed an agreement to name their coalition Azimio the Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Political Party.
The head of the Raila Presidential Secretariat, Prof. Makau Mutua, said all parties involved have completed deliberations and agreed and will now go to the Registrar of Political Parties to finalize the deal.
The team will now travel the country to popularize the coalition as well as lobby support for presidential candidate Raila.
KANU Sec Gen Nick Salat said, “We are here to announce the formation of the political party Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya, we will give our team leader Raila Odinga the necessary support to actualize his presidency.
Jubilee General Jeremiah Kioni meanwhile said the coalition is a movement that represents the unity and continuity of the country, urging Kenyans to support Raila’s candidacy, saying he is best placed to succeed to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
ODM Deputy General Edwin Sifuna said the agreement will end unnecessary disputes, saying that in future they will speak with one voice.
Meanwhile, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has quit his UPF party and will now seek re-election on a Jubilee party ticket.
“To solidify the base of support for the Azimio coalition and lead the campaign team in the region, it has been decided that I will defend my seat of governor on the Jubilee Party ticket. I therefore wish to state that I will defend my seat of governor from Nakuru on the Jubilee ticket,” he said.