Bungoma Senator and CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula has been accused of faking his presidential ambitions by his fiercest critic Sirisia member of parliament John Waluke to hand Jubilee a lifeline in the coming elections.
According to the Star, Waluke accused Wetangula of brokering deals with the Jubilee government for a position as National Assembly’s leader of majority or speaker.
“He is lying to luyhas that he is going for the presidency. We do not want such a person. We want someone who is not being used as a broker,” said Waluke as quoted in the Star.
With a feud running decades, Waluke also accused Wetangula of being an opportunist at the expense of the very people who were looking to install a luyha president at the top sea.
“CORD can do without Ford Kenya as Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the most popular party in Bungoma with a majority of members of county assembly. He cannot manage a presidential campaign without them because he rides on ODM’s name to solicit funds and favors,” added Waluke.
He also added that during his presidential bid launch, Wetangula pleaded with Nairobi governor Evans Kidero to give him KSh 20 million which he got. He advised the co-principal to pack up his Ford Kenya party and leave CORD before he is thrown out.
Moses Wetangula has been involved in internal wrangles within the CORD coalition because of his presidential ambition which opposes the favorite’s, Raila Odinga , plans.
Both the Wiper and ODM parties also want to field their party leaders for flag bearer in the upcoming 2017 general election but leaders from all three parties turned on each other on whom should be picked.
Currently, the mood within the coalition is that both Wiper and Ford Kenya have ganged up against ODM who perceive themselves to be superior despite all agreeing to have equal footing within CORD.