In a recent statement to K24 TV, East Africa Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament, David Ole Sankok, voiced his support for Raila Odinga’s candidacy for the African Union Commission chairperson position, citing Raila’s strong credentials in Pan-Africanism.

Sankok emphasized Raila’s unique ability to advance the ideals of Pan-Africanism, stating that Raila is best positioned among Kenyans to lead Africa towards unity and progress.

He described Raila as the embodiment of the aspirations of Pan-African forefathers, highlighting his potential to unite Africa and foster the vision of a “United States of Africa.”

Sankok’s endorsement adds to a growing list of leaders expressing support for Raila’s bid. Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have also thrown their weight behind Raila’s candidacy.

Obasanjo praised Raila as a viable candidate and emphasized the importance of East African region’s support for his bid. Meanwhile, UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala hailed Raila as a true Pan-Africanist, asserting that the decision to support him was driven by patriotism rather than politics.

Similarly, Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli lauded Raila’s candidacy, citing his extensive experience and understanding of social, political, and economic dynamics across the continent.

The supporters believe that Raila’s leadership would bring diplomacy and peace to conflict-ridden nations like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia.

Raila Odinga officially announced his bid for the AUC chairperson position on Thursday.

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