Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has expressed his confidence that Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya flag bearer Raila Odinga will succeed outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ngunjiri, an ardent supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga said the former prime minister will scoop 55 percent of the Mt Kenya region, the votes he said are enough to send him to the statehouse.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, April 17, the vocal Jubilee lawmaker said Raila has 30 percent of the Mt Kenya region, a percentage he said will increase progressively as the August 9, elections near.
According to him, the support the ODM leader will get from the huge voting bloc will increase massively once he names his running mate from the region adding that the support will more than double once the president hits the ground drumming up support for his handshake partner.
“Mt Kenya region has 8M votes. Raila has 30% so far (2.4M). When we announce the DP from Mt Kenya it will get to 40% (3.6M). Once Uhuru hits the ground it will get to 55% (4.4M). Plan accordingly. People should prepare for Raila Odinga’s presidency” Wambugu said.
Presidential front runners William Ruto and Raila Odinga are scrambling for a lions’ share of the vote-rich Mt Kenya region, a voting bloc that analysts say will shape up the statehouse race.
Last month, Jubilee vice chair David Murathe despite losing Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi, the ODM leader will win the August elections irrespective of the Mt Kenya voting pattern.
“Raila is winning this election, they (Mt Kenya residents) better decide whether he is winning it with them on board or he is winning it without them on board,” Murathe said.