Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga will name his running mate tomorrow ahead of the set deadline.
Through a statement, the spokesperson of Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Secretariat Prof. Makau Mutua said that the long-awaited decision shall not be made public today as earlier expected.
Mutua told Kenyans to hold their horses as the coalition was not intending to name Raila’s deputy at the Kamkunji rally on Sunday.
“Our campaign is aware that Kenyans are anxious to know the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Presidential ticket. We will make the announcement tomorrow (Monday),” Mutua said.
The Azimio running mate selection panel last week handed over names of three shortlisted candidates for running mate position to Raila.
The panel’s chairman Noah Wekesa said that they have handed three names to Raila who was on the campaign trail in Kilifi county.
According to Wekesa, the move was to give a chance to the Azimio One Kenya Alliance presidential flagbearer to reveal names of the three candidates.
“This follows inability of the candidate to disengage from the political exercise he is involved in to come to us today to receive the report,” he said.
“The panel focused on the candidates’ electability for votes mobilisation, leadership dependability and technical expertise in campaigns, among others,” he added.
The Informer has learnt that the panel settled on Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka as the most preferred to deputise Raila.
The top three candidates were scheduled to be presented to Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta who would examine them before making a final decision.