President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday chaired the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition council meeting amid the search for Raila Odinga’s running mate.
The morning meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre was attended by the council members including Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, Azimio Executive Director Raphael Tuju, former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth among others.
The council resolved to appoint an advisory panel to recommend to the presidential candidate a suitable candidate for nomination as the deputy presidential candidateJunet Mohammed
Among the issues agreed by the National Coalition Executive Council members was the formation of a team to identify Raila’s running mate.
“The council resolved to appoint an advisory panel to recommend to the presidential candidate a suitable candidate for nomination as the deputy presidential candidate,” said the NCEC secretary General Junet Mohammed in press statement after meeting.
Junet also noted that the meeting was aimed at ensuring the success of the coalition in the August polls.
“We will also ensure that Azimio forms the majority in parliament and in all the 47 counties,” said Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
The council also resolved to form a tribunal that will resolve election disputes.
Other legislators in the 19 member council include Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, DAP-K leader Wafula Wamunyinyi, Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege, Taveta MP Naomi Shabaan among others.