Kalonzo Dismisses Raila Offer to Join ODM
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has dismissed calls by the Prime minister Raila Odinga to join ODM.
Mr Musyoka said the PM should instead rejoin his rebranded Wiper Democratic Movement that he left during the run up to the 2007 elections.
The VP said that Mr Odinga deserted the original ODM-Kenya after sensing defeat at the party nominations.
"I heard that the Prime Minister has asked me to join ODM and I am telling him to rejoin ODM-K now Wiper Democratic Movement that he left before the last general election,” Mr Musyoka said Friday.
He asked Mr Odinga to humbly accept defeat after the next General Election slated for March 4, 2013.
Speaking while opening Laare Health Centre in Igembe North constituency, Meru County, Mr Musyoka affirmed his bid for the presidency saying he will not relent in seeking the position and expressed confidence that Kenyans will vote for him.
Mr Musyoka said he has the relevant experience having served the country for the last 28 years in various capacities.
Earlier, the VP appealed to locals to support his presidential bid promising wealth creation.
Mr Musyoka restated that his vision and commitment is to see Kenya as a thriving economy through increased local and foreign investment.
He stressed that a 24-hour economy strategy will assist in poverty alleviation and wealth creation through increased employment opportunities.
The VP was addressing Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) supporters at Mutuati Market in Igembe North constituency while on his way to officially open the new Mutuati Mission Hospital.
Mr Musyoka assured that his WDM is ready to work with the Alliance Party of Kenya (APK), The National Alliance (TNA) and other like-minded parties and leaders to form a formidable force that will guarantee a clear win in the forthcoming elections.
On education, the VP cautioned against engaging their school going children in miraa trade regretting that there has been reported cases of school dropout due to the practice.
"Let us not allow our children to engage in miraa trade at the expense of the right to education,” he said.
Mr Musyoka expressed hope that the government and the teachers' union would soon reach an amicable solution to the ongoing strike to enable students resume classes.
The VP was accompanied by assistant minister Peter Munya, area MP Ntoitha M’Mithiaro and his Mwala counterpart Dan Muoki.
Source: Daily Nation