Confusion as Raila’s spokesperson says Azimio-OKA deal non-existent

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Raila Odinga spokesperson Prof Makau Mutua says there is no political deal between Azimio and OKA and that the deal signed on Saturday during the Azimio national delegates conference in Nairobi over the weekend was the formation of the Azimio la Umoja political coalition.

”What was signed on Saturday was an agreement to form the Azimio coalition party. Let me say that political parties come to Azimio as individuals, they don’t come as alliances or coalitions. So whether it is Wiper, Kanu, or ODM, they have all signed the agreement as individual political parties,” Prof Maku Mutua said.

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Speaking to the press in Nairobi on Monday, Mutua disclosed (ODM) Director of Elections Junet Muhammed had introduced a second document to be signed -proposing Raila to be the Presidential candidate for Azimio la Umoja movement instead of the agreed-upon Azimio-OKA coalition. 

“Junet was looking for proposers for Raila to become the Azimio candidate and yet we agreed that the new political outfit was Azimio-OKA. If that happened, if it was not rushed as it was, all of us in OKA would have signed. Quite frankly, my Secretary-General has not signed because it was not specific about Azimio,” Mr. Odinga spokesperson noted.

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Earlier while speaking to the media from his Tseikuru home, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) will be meeting to iron out any technicalities in the agreement he signed with Azimio insisting Azimio-OKA will be registered as a coalition party.

”I still want to have a meeting with my fellow principals and our lawyers including myself will have to reflect on that technicality. However, what is very clear is that we will register Azimio-OKA as a coalition political party,” he said.

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