Thursday, May 23, 2024

Raila Odinga Meets AUC Chair Moussa Faki as Succession Race Heats Up

  • Azimio chief Raila Odinga introduced his curiosity within the place of African Union Fee chairman (AUC ) on Thursday, February 15
  • On Thursday, Could 9, he met with the present Chairman Moussa Faki, throughout the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Well being Summit at KICC
  • The previous premier just lately articulated his plan to handle Africa’s challenges upon assuming the function of African Union Fee (AUC) chairperson

Opposition chief Raila Odinga met with AUC Chair Moussa Faki on the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Well being Summit held on the Kenyatta Worldwide Conference Centre (KICC) on Thursday, Could 9.

Raila conversing with the current AUC chair, Moussa Faki, on Thursday, 9 May.
Raila meets with the present AUC chair Moussa Faki as he strikes to garner assist for his AUC Chair place bid. Photograph: Raila Odinga.
Supply: Twitter

The assembly got here on the time Raila is looking for assist to succeed Faki as the following AUC chairperson. He declared his curiosity within the coveted place on Thursday, February 15.

In {a photograph} posted on his X account (previously Twitter), Raila was seen exchanging pleasantries with Faki, whose time period ends in January 2025.

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Who else was on the summit?

Africa’s heads of state that have been current on the occasion included Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera from Malawi, Hakainde Hichilema from Zambia, Emmerson Mnangagwa from Zimbabwe, Nangolo Mbumba from Namibia and Burundi Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca.

President William Ruto was additionally in attendance on the occasion.

Europe Diplomats assist Raila’s AUC chair bid

Raila Odinga held a consultative assembly on Thursday, April 25, in Nairobi with European diplomats to debate international points and his bid for African Union Fee (AUC) chairman.

Raila individually met with the Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya, Gunnar Andreas Holm, and Australia’s Excessive Commissioner Jenny Da Rin at his Karen house.

Based on the assertion, the 2 diplomats backed Raila’s AUC bid and the necessity to strengthen AU for improvement in Africa.

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What’s Raila’s imaginative and prescient for Africa

Earlier, on April 27, Raila articulated his plan to handle Africa’s challenges upon assuming the function of African Union Fee (AUC) chairperson.

By an announcement on X (previously Twitter), Raila underscored his plan to make sure the free motion of individuals, items and providers throughout the African continent.

He highlighted the challenges within the continent’s transportation sector, noting that Africans should journey to Europe to succeed in sure areas inside Africa.

He additionally hinted at getting rid of the a number of currencies and visas wanted to entry different African nations.

What else you could learn about Raila’s AUC bid

Ruto vowed to again the previous prime minister’s bid to succeed Moussa Faki on the helm of the AUC by March 2025.

Raila Odinga shared a listing of African presidents supporting his bid.

ODM chief Raila Odinga’s harsh assault on President William Ruto’s administration elicited blended reactions amongst Kenyans.

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