Boni Khalwale Dismisses Raila's 2022 Plan

  • Ford Kenya Deputy Party leader Boni Khalwale on Saturday dismissed Orange Democratic Movement (ODM's) plan to exclude other NASA constituent parties during the 2022 presidential election race.

    This emerged a day after Raila Odinga hinted to other parties in the NASA coalition that ODM can contest alone during the 2022 election if they are forced to.

    The former Kakamega Senator clarified that the agreement signed by NASA’s primary constituent parties excludes ODM from the race.

    He noted that the race would be restricted to Wiper party led by Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress under the leadership of Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya (Moses Wetangula).

    "Raila Odinga, be a statesman & avoid any push or shove for u to renege on the NASA contract!" he wrote.

    During a National Governing Council (NGC) meeting at Orange House on Friday, the former Prime minister told ODM party members that they should be ready to fight alone ahead of the 2022 elections should there be any disagreement.

    “We must be prepared to fight alongside other like-minded parties and individual. But we must also be prepared to fight alone should it come to that,” he stated.

    The NASA leader also formed a special team to review the party’s performance in the last General Election and its nomination rules, which could have affected the election outcome.

    “The task force will look into the capacity, resources, strengths, weaknesses, and processes of our National Election Board not to apportion blame but to strengthen it and avoid past pitfalls," he stated.

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    In its pre-election pact that brings together the 3 parties, the Nasa principals ratified that, should Raila clinch the presidential seat, he would only serve for five years in a transition.

    A month ago, Raila clarified that he will support his NASA co-principal Musyoka’s presidential bid in 2022 adding that he is done running for the country’s top political office.