Azimio One Kenya alliance leaders were trying to increase their chances of winning in the August 9 polls by avoiding fielding multiple candidates. The Azimio Council reviewed some campaigns strategies to ensures they will have many seat in the coming election. The review was responded by negative comebacks by different leaders from Various political parties allied to Azimio Alliance.
According to standard Nation News, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said no candidate will be forced to drop out of the race, but cautioned that sibling rivalry could deny the coalition some seats." This is voluntary and those who are not willing to withdraw can go ahead and contest in the General Election,” he said. Raila explained the significance of the reviewed strategy, telling his side that it was meant to account for many votes in order to win many seats in Azimio Alliance in all 6 electives positions. “As 24 parties within the coalition, we realise that having multiple candidates vie for the same seat could cost us in areas where we have over 70 per cent support,” he said. He claimed that is some regions Azimio has four to five candidates while our competitors have only presented one, claimed that these could cost us a lot. They urged leaders to communicate and allowed one candidate to use the party to win the seat easily. Raila said that they agreed to allow Jubilee and Narc Kenya to field candidates in Central Kenya while ODM, Jubilee and Wiper agreed to share seats in Nairobi.
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