Ruto Reportedly Endorses Raila for AUC Chair Post

President William Ruto has arguably endorsed the candidature of Raila Odinga as the incoming Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC).

Odinga confirmed President Ruto’s endorsement on his X account Monday evening.

This comes a day after the two were seen in a photograph, together with Uganda’s head of State, Yoweri Museveni.

Odinga is contesting for the AUC Chairman position and might take over from the incumbent Moussa Faki Mahamat.

Odinga for AUC Chair

Mahamat’s second and last term is expected to come to an end in 2025.

“I am am very grateful to President Museveni for strongly endorsing my candidacy and to President Ruto for fully backing it,” said Kenya’s opposition leader on his X account.

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The three met in Kampala to discuss matters of regional integration within the East African Community (EAC).

Odinga has already received endorsement from former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

“I have no doubt that my friend is a viable candidate but subject to views, feelings, positions and presentations of our leaders in the East Africa sub-region,” he said.

“Not too long ago we had Southern Africa, one occupying the seat now is Central Africa. Before that, we had West Africa,” he explained.

Even though Odinga says he’s received the backing of President Ruto, the President is yet to comment on the matter.

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