If Azimio candidates keep fighting each other, Mike Sonko, a former governor of Nairobi County, has forecast Raila Odinga’s defeat in August.
Azimio-One Kenya Alliance has been in a state of tension for the past few days as a result of United Democratic Forum Party Leader Cyrus Jirongo’s vow to never accede to Raila Odinga’s plea to withdraw from the contest for governor of Kakamega.
Speaking on Saturday as he rallied support for his campaign in Lugari, Kakamega County, Jirongo said he would not permit the ODM leader to displace Azimio affiliate parties in other areas in order to make room for his ODM contenders.
Sonko, in a Facebook post, said these internal wrangles in Azimio will undermine Baba’s presidential bid in August, and he could be vanquished by Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate, William Ruto, in August.
“Hapa Azimio people are busy fighting one another rather than looking for Baba’s votes. Wale viongozi hawawezi leta kura mingi are busy fighting people who can help. Write it somewhere my little experience I have in politics for the last 15 years this ujuaji ya pesa nane which started from the party nominations to selective application of the constitution when clearing candidates very soon ita leta hasara kubwa sana,” Sonko wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.