Monday, September 19, 2016
Wetangula And Kalonzo To Fold Ford K, Wiper & Join ODM Juggernaut
Ford Kenya and Wiper Party, led by Moses Wetang’ula and Kalonzo Musyoka respectively, are said to be mulling over the possibility of ‘closing shop’ and joining the ODM juggernaut.
According to well placed sources, the Cord coalition is as dead as a dodo and the only party that is popular across the country is ODM.
Wiper Party suffered the biggest blow after 11 of its legislators switched allegiance to the newly formed Jubilee Party. This means that Wiper only controls one of the three counties in Ukambani.
Kalonzo popularity suffered a double blow after the MP who represents his rural home also ditched Wiper for Jubilee. Mwingi North Hon John Munuve was among the MPs paraded by Deputy President William Ruto during the Jubilee party launch.
Of the parties that form the Cord coalition, it’s only ODM that has been actively campaigning across the country.
Raila Odinga has given all indications that he will go for nothing short of the presidency in the forthcoming general elections.
Ford Kenya party boss Moses Wetangula is seen by many political pundits as a lightweight in Cord and cannot offer any meaningful challenge to President Uhuru.