Senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has weighed in on the alleged impending coalition between ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.
This comes after several leaders including Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and the Opposition chief’s elder brother Oburu Odinga hinted that the duo will work together in the 2022 General Election.
In a tweet dated Monday, March 8, constitutional lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi said it will be disastrous for Ruto if Raila joins him as he will cause mayhem in their coalition.
“It will be a total disaster for Ruto if Raila joins him. He will cause mayhem in his coalition,” said Ahmednasir.
The lawyer argued that the ODM leader will add no value to the second in command as he had lost his credibility especially when he decided to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s subordinate.
He added that Uhuru has finished Raila politically and the ODM leader has nowhere to run after burning bridges with his National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principals.
He added that the head of state is sceptical at endorsing his handshake mate as his successor in 2022 because he knows his chances to clinch the seat are narrow.
“Raila is not a tier-one presidential candidate anymore. He can only play 2nd tier ie deputy president or prime minister, Uhuru knows the damage he has done to Raila and will inflict more, he knows Raila’s options are narrow, he can only be a factor if he endorses another candidate,” he added.