In search of Raila’s running mate:7 candidates shortlisted four days to the deadline

In search of Raila’s running mate:7 candidates shortlisted four days to the deadline

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH,MAY,2022-The Committee tasked with selecting the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition running mate has shortlisted seven candidates from a list of 20 applicants.

The seven include; Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper Party), Sabina Chege (Jubilee Party), Martha Karua (NARC Kenya), Peter Kenneth (Jubilee Party) Gideon Moi (KANU) Ali Hassan Joho (ODM) and Stephen Kipkiyeny Torus (National Liberal Party).

In a statement issued on Friday, the committee stated that the 13 other individuals were disqualified since their names were not submitted by the coalition’s constituent parties.

“The rest 13 applications were not considered as they had not been submitted by the constituent political parties of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition,” reads the statement signed by Committee Chairperson Dr. Noah Wekesa.

The list of the seven nominees, one of whom will be Raila Odinga’s running mate, is the first short-list.

The IEBC set Monday, May 16 as the date by which political parties and independent candidates must present the names of their presidential and deputy presidential candidates. The same date also applies to candidates for the county governor seat and their deputies.

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