‘I’m ready for AU chairmanship’ – Raila

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 12:40 | < 1 min read
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Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/(@ODMKenya)X

Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has declared that he is ready to go for the chairmanship of the African Union (AU).

Addressing the press in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, February 15, 2024, Raila stated that he decided after consulting widely among friends.

“The general Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is one of my closest friends in the continent and has intimated that should there be an interest I will be keen to serve the continent of Africa," Raila stated.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Leader Raila Odinga also announced that he was ready to offer himself to be of service to the continent whenever called upon.

“I am ready and offer myself to be of service to this African content when called upon. I believe that Africa is playing in a league that it should not play in and that it deserves better," Raila added.

The former prime minister also explained that he was the best candidate for the job because of his previous experience.

“I have served in the AU in the capacity of high representative, it gave me a good advantage to be able to learn about every African country and the comparative advantages and I believe that by walking together with the countries we can make Africa great,” the former prime minister added.

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