Revealed: Resolutions reached during second Azimio Council meeting
By Joshua Cheloti
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday, June 24, 2022, chaired the second Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Council at KICC Nairobi.
The meeting convened by coalition’s chairman President Uhuru Kenyatta was meant to discuss and strategize ahead of the August 9 poll.
In a statement shared by Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed, a number of resolutions were reached during the meeting.
One of the key agreements reached that might have far reaching consequences for candidates within the coalition is harmonization of all those vying for various seats within the coalition.
“Discussed and approved a strategy to synergize the strength brought by each party to the coalition by rationalizing and harmonizing candidates in all elective positions and mandated each constituent party to implement the strategy,” Junet said in a statement posted on his official Twitter handle.
With the approval from the council, the top coalition organ, some of the candidates are likely to be asked to drop their bids in favor of stronger ones.
The Azimio Council meeting also directed the National Coalition Executive Committee together with the Presidential Campaign Secretariat to interrogate data from recently published voters’ register and report back to them 28th June 2022.
Register gazeeted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) provided details of the number of registered voters in each of the wards, constituencies, and Counties.
The council however expressed satisfaction with the party’s strategy, and noted that it was on course to ensure vctory for the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
Azimio, Junet noted, is targeting to get at least 15 million votes for the presidential election.
IEBC has cleared four presidential candidates that will be seeking the support of about 22 million voters in the August 9 poll.
The contest has however been billed as a two-horse race, between Azimio ‘s Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto, vying for the presidency for the first time using his UDA party, under the Kenya Coalition.