The Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) is set to unveil their presidential candidate next week for the 2022 General Elections.
The ODM party’s National Executive Council will meet next week to pick their 2022 flagbearer.
Intensifying his campaigns at the Coast, Raila Odinga said he is in no hurry for that but announced that they will use all means to ensure the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) goes through.
“The BBI that we had brought was about changing the way Kenya is governed and bring equity in terms of development and more allocation to counties. That is why we want BBI to go on. Even if it is being blocked we shall find a way out of that so that it goes through,” he said.
He reiterated that BBI will solve most of the problems including past injustices for a better Kenya.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Kakamega’s Wycliffe Oparanya have submitted documents for nomination as presidential contenders using the ODM ticket.
Raila was accompanied by Junet Mohamed the ODM Director of elections and Minority chief whip, Mvita MP and Mombasa Governor aspirant Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir ,Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi, Senator Stewart Madzayo, nominated Senator Christine Zawadi and Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire.
Others were Kilifi woman rep Getrude Mbeyu , former Malindi MP Willy Mtengo , Malindi parliamentary aspirant Phillip Charo together with a host of MCAs led by majority leader of county assembly of Kilifi Kadenge Mwathethe.
On Monday, Deputy President William Ruto concluded a tour at the Coast where he rebuked proponents of the BBI, saying it was a ploy to create positions for a few people.
Ruto said the country’s leadership should focus on creating business opportunities and jobs for the masses and not to overburden them with a referendum.
Raila toured Kilifi before heading to Lamu and on Monday he toured development projects in Tana River County.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also arrived at the Coast last evening for a series of tours in the region.
The president is expected to tour all the six counties at the Coast to launch or inspect national and county government development projects.