All Eyes on Raila, Ahead of Friday's Grand Announcement

It's clear with Raila that he may not be endorsing anyone for the 2022 race. Speculations are so rife that he may be on the ballot racing to fit in the shoes of the outgoing President Kenyatta.

All Eyes on Raila, Ahead of Friday's Grand Announcement
ODM leader Raila Odinga in a past photo. [Source/ Daily Post]

Orange Democratic Movement [ODM] leader Raila Odinga has until Friday to make it or lose it over his 2022 elections' stand. 

The ODM principal has only four days from today to declare whether he will be giving his fifth trial in an attempt to become the next Commander-in-Chief.

Although Raila has remained tight-lipped over the matter, February 26th is reportedly the deadline for the party’s National Elections Board (NEB) concerning those interested in the seat.

In a press address yesterday, NEB boss Catherine Mumma stated that after the deadline, all applications will be analyzed before the applicants can be vetted. 

Although it could not be immediately established the number of applications received, ODM secretary-general, Edwin Sifuna revealed that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was among the applicants booked so far.

"We’re yet to hear from other potential candidates, but expect their papers any time before close of the application period," noted Sifuna.

Having stood his ground that he will not be endorsing anyone for the race, speculations are high that Raila Odinga could be among the contestants seeking to succeed President Kenyatta in 2022.

Speaking recently in Homabay, Raila made it clear that he owed no one any political debt, further dismissing calls for some allegedly seeking his endorsement.

ODM National Chair John Mbadi expressed his feeling that Raila could be in the race, describing him as the best candidate.

Mbadi's sentiments were echoed by the Uriri and Gem legislators who maintained that Raila remained the only able candidate who could lead the party in forming the next government.