Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has said CORD Leader Raila Odinga is the coalition’s sole presidential candidate for 2017.
Muthama, who has maintained CORD Parties should dissolve for a stronger coalition in 2017, also urged Ugenya MP David Ochieng to drop the motion seeking to have elections held in December and not August.
Speaking during the burial of the late ArchBishop Charles Owalo, father to former campaign manager of Raila Odinga in 2013 elections, Mr Eliud Owalo, in Nyanza, Senator Muthama urged Nyanza resisdents to register in large numbers as voters ahead of the 2017 elections.
â€œSome of you are saying they are tired because Raila has not resided in State House despite three attempts, but I want to urge you to soldier on because we want Raila to be the president in 2017,â€ he said.
He was accompanied by ODM leaders senators James Orengo (Siaya), Moses Kajwangâ€™ (Homa Bay), Governor Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and MPs TJ Kajwang â€˜(Ruaraka), Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda), Oburu Oginga (Nominated), James Nyikal (Seme) and Christine Ombaka (Siaya Womenâ€™s Representative).