‘Raila will always be qualified for leadership’ – Etale drums support for Raila’s AUC bid

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 27 Feb, 2024 13:44 | 2 mins read
He emphasised that the ODM leader has always been a qualified leader in all aspects including the presidency.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) director of communications, Philip Etale. PHOTO/(@Etale)Facebook

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Director of Communications Philip Etale has drummed support for the party's leader Raila Odinga's bid for the African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship.

In a statement shared via his official X account, Etale affirmed that Raila possessed great leadership skills which make him the best candidate for the position.

He emphasised that the ODM leader has always been a qualified leader in all aspects including the presidency.

"In their own submissions and public utterances, Baba is a qualified leader. He is qualified and has been and he will always be. Yes, he is QUALIFIED even for the President of the Republic of Kenya. Yes," Etale said.

Etale joins a section of politicians who also drummed support for the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya leader, led by President William Ruto, quarters including those in government have fronted Raila as the best candidate for the role.

Recently, African leaders such as President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda also endorsed the opposition chief for the position.

Raila who declared his bid for the coveted position on Thursday, February 15, 2024, expressed gratitude to Museveni and Ruto for endorsing his bid for the position.

“I am very grateful to President Museveni for strongly endorsing my candidacy and to President Ruto for fully backing it,” Raila wrote on X.

“Several days ago, I accepted an invitation from President Museveni of Uganda for a joint meeting with President Rutp to discuss the deepening of regional integration within the East African Community,” he said, adding, “Crucially, at the urging of President Museveni, we also discussed my candidacy for Chairperson of the African Union Commission.”

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