Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked all those saying that they will not support his presidency bid in next year’s General Elections not to panic.
Speaking in Mombasa County, the Orange Democratic Movement leader says he has not yet declared an interest to run for the top seat come next year’s General Elections.
Raila was speaking in response to Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s statement on Weddnesay say that, “I will be the most stupid person to support Raila Odinga for president without a measure of reciprocity.”
Kalonzo who was speaking in an interview with a national television station said he would rather retire from politics than support Raila.
However, Raila has responded to Kalonzo saying “he should stop panicking and barking around.”
“I have not declared that I want to run for presidency. Some people are now coming out to say that they will not support me. Why are you afraid?” posed Raila.
“Wait until I declare my candidature, but for now you should not be barking around.”
Speaking during the event to launch a multi-million Catheterization Laboratory at Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa, Raila said he is focused on ensuring the Building the Bridges Initiative (BBI) is successful.
“Currently, my focus is to ensure that BBI sails through. The courts have just paused the BBI reggae, we are now on half time, we will resume the process soon,” said Raila.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, who is ODM Deputy Party leader, said he is still in the race to succeed President Uhuru next year.
“I have finished my two-term tenure as Mombasa governor a happy man and I’m now going for the national seat. I will be playing politics in the national arena,” said Joho.