Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi on Sunday,August 8th,announced that he will vie for the next year’s top seat using an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.
Wanjigi made the revelation when he met his supporters and ODM delegates from Nyeri County thus ending days of speculations on a political party that he will use in the race to state house.
The businessman said he will popularise the party in the region as he remained confident of clinching the country’s top seat on an ODM ticket and coming out as the fifth in the duel which would follow president Kenyatta’s exit in the duel.
“i have clearly indicated my intentions to run for the presidency of this country via an ODM ticket,”said Wanjigi.
“I am confident of winning and i will make sure we open offices in the whole country of Mount kenya region.We are going to make sure where it doesn’t exit it does.We are also going to begin massive recruitment drive and we will paint the region Orange,”he added
Mr Wanjigi who has always been besides Presidential candidate Raila Odinga,and was the brain behind the management of his campaign,will join a crowded presidential race including Deputy President William Ruto,Raila Odinga,ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi,Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka,Baringo senator Gideon Moi,Dr Mukhisa Kituyi among others.
The race for the presidency will further complicate the supremacy battle to take up the mantle from President Kenyatta and control the mount Kenya voting block.