Azimio One Kenya Coalition Parties Fight To Have Equal Slots In The August Elections

  • Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga is facing a daunting task of delicate balance of parties within the Azimio coalition.
  •  With the zoning idea at stake, Odinga’s ODM party chances of clinching more seats in the forthcoming elections have reduced.
  • This will, however, affect Odinga if at all he ascends to power, considering he will have a rough time driving his agenda in parliament.

The political matrix of sharing political seats among the Azimio affiliate parties continues to rock the coalition with the zoning idea already having been actualized in some of the regions, and parties which have enjoyed massive support in some of the regions are now risking losing their grip.

Raila Odinga’s ODM party is among the major parties affected by the zoning idea, as this will mean the party will have few seats in the forthcoming parliament.

Party officials fear that with a few numbers of seats in the parliament, Odinga will have it rough driving his agenda in parliament should ODM supporters fail to vote in party’s candidates in the national and county assemblies.

According to Siaya Senator James Orengo and EALA member Oburu Odinga, without the requisite number of parliamentarians, the two houses, the senate, and the national assembly may decide to frustrate the ODM leader who is seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta during the August 9 polls.

Siaya Senator James Orengo and EALA MP Dr. Oburu Oginga at a function.

In the Azimio coalition, the jubilee party leads with a total of 173 parliamentarians, ODM comes second with 73 with wiper having 23.

They have now called upon the Siaya residents to turn up to the last man to vote for Raila and all ODM candidates.

The leaders have however castigated Kenya kwanza’s presidential Candidate William Ruto for being behind the oppressive regimes that have contributed to the stalled development projects in the country.

Berryl Shiyenzi