Joho’s statement stands in contrast to many statements issued by supporters and NASA allied leaders who were all caught by surprise at the meeting and the press statement by H.E Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta.
To start off, Joho states his unequivocal support and offers prayers for the mission upon which Raila Odinga laid the foundation in his statement at Harambee House yesterday.
“I wish to express my support for my party leader the Rt. Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga in his efforts towards unity, peace and justice in Kenya. I pray that God gives him strength and wisdom to deliver a brighter future for all of us in this country. “
The Governor goes ahead to invite politicians from the ‘competing coalition’ to the dialogue table “with a clean heart and open hands, please remember, an open hand cannot shake a clenched fist.”
He insists it is in the interest of all of us that project Kenya succeeds and that the time for war has come and gone, every one MUST fight for peace.
Joho goes to assure ODM supporters of his faith in the Party’s leadership saying that our leadership has always been on the right side of history. As ODM, our faith in our leadership is resolute because it stands tried and tested. I also hereby pledge to be a joint custodian of all your concerns and interests.
He pens off reminding Kenyans of the blood shed and that the pursuit of peace and unity does not compromise the ideals that the party stands for.
We shall forever remain committed to electoral justice, historical restitution, compensation, a free and fair society, inclusivity and shared prosperity. May God bless you all.