Former Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga strongly believes he will clinch the AU chairmanship with the Government’s and his team’s support.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Raila expressed his confidence that he is going to take over the role from Mauritanian President Mohamad Ould Ghazouani.

“I have been very encouraged by the number of senior Government  offering to be part of this journey out of an understanding that we are in this as Kenya and not as partisan political parties. I appreciate the offer of support,” Odinga shared.

The opposition leader furthered his statement by saying he shared his strategies and progress he makes in the bidding.

“I shared with the Government team the situation and my levels of preparation from outside the Government. I assure the team that now I am making every effort tapping to my experience, relationships and understanding of the continent to win the support of as many nations as I can,” Odinga said.

“With committed and proper coordination between my team and the government we should be able to clinch the seat, we agreed that coordination and synergy are going to be critical as we embark on the next critical steps that include the submission of my application,” he added.

Furthermore, Kenya’s Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has complemented Raila. He says his leadership experience makes him competent for the position.

The Prime Minister explained the reason why the Government of Kenya decided to back Raila’s candidacy for the AU Chairmanship.

“We said yes because Raila is competent, and we are looking at Kenya’s national interest and Africa’s interest, so this is not about our local issues,” Mudavadi explained.

“We really want to get the fourth estate to help us to project the national interest of Kenya because it will be a first for Kenya and it will be an opportunity for Kenya to offer leadership to the African Union and Raila Amolo Odinga has both the requisite experience. Raila is required on the African continent.”

Raila is bidding for the African Union chairmanship position, and he needs the support from the Government of Kenya and from other states.

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