PHOTOS: CORD’s Presidential Agreement Leaked
A section of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by partners in the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), has been made public as Opposition leaders continue to lock horns over who among them will be the 2017 Presidential candidate.
According to documents circulated on social media, the agreement showed that Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula was not among the partners to be considered for nomination for the President or Deputy President position.
The controversial MOU, which was signed and deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties, indicate that the two elective seats would only be filled by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Wiper Party nominees.
“The candidates for President and Deputy President position shall be persons nominated by ODM and the Wiper Movement and the said candidate shall not be from the same party,” the party agreement reads in part.
However, the MOU allowed for incorporation of other parties into the coalition but strictly reserved the top positions for the two mentioned parties.
The details were spilt after ODM, Wiper and Ford Kenya leaders differed over the most suitable candidate to fly the coalition’s flag in 2017.
Wetangula, who launched his presidential bid two weeks ago, expressed that he was best placed to be the Opposition’s candidate, a statement which has been rubbished by a section of ODM and Wiper leaders.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, ODM’s Communicator Director Philip Etale failed to confirm authencity of the documents but indicated that the information could be accessed from the Registrar of Parties.
“If you want to see that document you can visit the office of Registrar of Political Parties and they can give it to you,” he stated.
On Tuesday, Siaya Senator James Orengo and his Machakos counterpart Johnson Muthama dismissed Wetangula’s bid claiming that his party was not part of the political deal agreed upon, therefore should not seek the coalition’s ticket.
Here is part of the agreement: