Governor supports Uhuru-Raila ‘handshake’

Tana River Governor Dhadho Gaddae Godhana has pledged to work with the national government to drive his transformative development agenda for the County.

He said he fully supported the recent ‘handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and urged Kenyans to stop speculations.

The government needs the opposition as much as the opposition cannot effectively work without the government, Major (Rtd.) Godhana said on Monday.

He said Kenyans should not engage too much in the 2022 presidential race and should stop seeing the handshake as the death of the National Super Alliance (NASA) for which Mr. Odinga is a co-principal.

Mr. Odinga knows his role as the leader of the opposition in this country, hence there is no cause for alarm over his handshake with the president, he said.

He said it was too early to write the eulogy of NASA following the handshake and urged Kenyans to wait till 2021 to see whether the opposition outfit would be dead or alive.

NASA has gone through turbulent times following the ‘handshake’ and the subsequent ouster of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as the Senate Minority Leader.

Some believe Wetangula’s tribulations emanated from the pledge by the President and Mr. Odinga to cooperate, a notion that has been denied by Mr. Odinga and his trusted lieutenants.

On Sunday, Mr. Wetangula openly accused Mr. Odinga of having orchestrated his ouster and declared that he was no longer interested in the Minority Leader’s seat.

And following the ‘handshake’, a section of Coast Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders recently endorsed Deputy Presidents William Ruto for the Presidency in 2022.

Source: Kenya News Agency