Major BOOST for UHURU as RAILA’s top Coast pointman joins the UHURU/RUTO’s Jubilee alliancePolitics 00:51
Monday February 11, 2013 - Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta’s Presidential bid received a huge boost on Sunday, after a prominent coast leader joined the Jubilee alliance.
Sheikh Juma Ngao, who was Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) point man at the Coast region, dumped Prime Minister Raila Odinga saying he had been pressurised by Coast residents to join the Jubilee alliance.
Ngao said he left CORD alliance because majority of Muslim and Christian clerics from the Coast are backing the Jubilee alliance.
“I have two main reasons for joining Jubilee; first, I felt if we were all in CORD and then Jubilee wins the election, most religious leaders would not be represented in government,” Ngao said.
The other reason, he said is because Uhuru needs strong religious leaders to advise him on the implementation of the Constitution and advance the reform agenda.
Ngao was accompanied by more than 100 Islamic clerics who also moved to Jubilee alliance saying it is a winning team.
They vowed to launch door to door campaigns in Mombasa County, expressing confidence that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta will be the fourth President of Republic of Kenya.
This is a major boost for Uhuru’s Presidential bid especially in cementing the swing coastal vote.
The Kenyan DAILY POST