Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege has expressed high hopes in landing the Azimio running mate job as the interviews started on Monday at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
Speaking to the media after facing the Azimio Running mate Selection Panel on Monday, she said the session was not really an interview but just a conversation with the panellists.
“The panel just wanted to know some details about me and what I bring to the table. I would say it was really not an interview but a conversation,” she added.
he vocal politician said that the panel is looking to know the aspirants and what strengths they bring to the presidency team.
However, she said that she will respect the outcome of the interviews and will still stand with Azimio even if she fails to clinch the running mate slot.
“I know my chances are high but whatever the outcome I will respect the decision. I will stand with Azimio and keep supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga.”
She said that she will bring gender equality to the presidential team and appealed to women across the nation to support her.
Wambua’s sentiments hinted to a fallout within the seven-member panel- something that Junet has termed mere “speculation.”
“My view is let’s give them (the panel) time to deliver their report. We can only be put to task after they present their report, before that, we will be speculating and we will be anticipating debate that is not good,” said the Azimio secretary general.
Tasked with proposing the most favourable candidate for Azimio’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga, the panel has been at the centre of contention especially from Wiper allied politicians who felt it was demeaning for it to call for interviews of running mate candidate.
Last week, the panel changed tactic and called on constituent parties within the coalition to propose names of individuals for consideration as running mate instead of the initially slated interviews that were to take place between May 4 and 10.
The panel will on Monday and Tuesday engage candidates shortlisted for running mate.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has insisted that he will not appear before the panel for interviews.