Kanu led by Baringo senator Gideon Moi, has proposed Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka as Raila Odinga’s running mate on the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party ticket.
In a letter to the head of the Azimio’s Deputy President Selection Panel, Senator Moi nominated Mr Musyoka as Kanu’s preferred choice for the running mate post.
“Kanu hereby proposes and submits the name of H.E Hon. Stephen Kalonzo as its preferred candidate for the position of Deputy President in the forthcoming general elections,” Senator Moi stated.
“It is our sincere hope that this panel will consider and find him (Kalonzo) appropriate for the position of Deputy President and consequently recommend his selection as such,” Senator Moi concluded.
The change comes after the Deputy President Selection Panel requested affiliate parties to suggest candidates rather than conducting interviews, as had been intended previously.
The vetting of candidates for the running mate job was supposed to take place between May 4 and 10, but it didn’t start on Wednesday.
“Constituent party members of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya that wish to nominate any person for consideration as a candidate for the position of Deputy President to submit the name by April 5,” a statement by the panel’s boss Dr Noah Wekesa stated.