Well, today morning our parlimenatry reporter Chris Maina caught up with Aden Duale and asked him why he and DP Ruto have making noise of how CORD has not named their flag bearer for next year’s presidential elections,never mind its a whole year before the next general election.
A number of political pundits have noted that DP Ruto is making big deal of the CORD flag bearer to insulate himself from a possible replacement as Uhuru’s runningmate following his tainted image….
Here is the post that got Duale speechless, brain-frozen and mouth shut, he had no comment BUT a sheepish smile>>
TOO LATE TO COMPETE?
By Oduor Ogw’en
If you hear jubilee’s top honcho speak about CORD having not yet named its flag bearer for August 2017 Presidential election, you could think the day of judgment tomorrow.
The Elections are some 11 months, 16 days away. Is it too late if at this stage a party or coalition has not “unveiled” its candidate?
Let’s look at the US: The elections November 8, 2016, yet the two leading parties – Republicans and Democrats – nominated their candidates only last month, less than 4 months to the polls.
Closer home, in 2007, both ODM and ODM Kenya nominated their candidates in September for elections slated for December 27 ($ months) and nobody complained they were late.
In the last General Election, CORD unveiled its candidate on December 22, 2012 for March 4, 2013 election (two-and-a-half months) and Uhuru was unveiled on December 4 (after the “Mademoni” fiasco) yet nobody said it was too late.
In 2002, Kibaki was picked at the “Kibaki Tosha” Uhuru Park rally end of October 2002 for elections slated for December 29 (barely two months) yet there was no single noise.
So what is so special about 2017 elections that CORD must must declare its flag bearer with alacrity? Is it so that we may decide with target the Eurobond and NYS loot should be aimed against?