If election were held today, Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant on United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Johnson Sakaja would be declared the winner according to a new opinion poll.

On Saturday, in an opinion poll conducted by Polycarp Igathe got 18% of the total votes cast while Johnson Sakaja of UDA got 82% of the total votes cast. This means that azimio candidate has an upheal task in winning the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.

The opinion comes a few days after Sakaja on Friday evening met with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.

The meeting came hours after the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance unveiled its Nairobi line up where it was announced that Wanyonyi will be going back to defend his parliamentary seat.

Speaking to a local daily after the meeting, Sakaja said that they met with an aim of working together.

“We just met to consult as brothers after the decision they made. That is what happened. I am looking forward to working together with him. What we have realised is that we have the same vision, and that is important than anything else,” Sakaja said.

However, a close source to Wanyonyi told a local daily that the meeting was not predetermined.

“We just bumped into each other. The meeting was not planned. You heard what was announced today, Tim Wanyonyi is yet to speak so we have to give him time to do so. As far as I am concerned, he is still in the Azimio,” the source said.

Announcing the new-look lineup on Friday, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga said Jubilee’s Polycarp Igathe will fly the gubernatorial flag.

He will be deputised by former Kibwezi MP Philip Kaloki who is from the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Democratic Movement party.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has been handed the senatorial ticket while incumbent Esther Passaris will fly the Woman Representative flag.

Raila announced that Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi officially dropped his gubernatorial bid and will defend his parliamentary seat.

KNCCI president Richard Ngatia also stepped down from the race and will be appointed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s special envoy for trade.

“Governor Candidate Nairobi is Polycarp Igathe and will be deputized by Prof. Philip Kaloki. Senate candidate is

ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna, and Women Rep candidate will be Esther Passaris,” Raila said.

Ngatia will be appointed as President’s Special Envoy on Trade .

The new Azimio lineup will now face the Kenya Kwanza Alliance team on the ballot which is led by Senator Johnson Sakaja as the Gubernatorial candidate, Bishop.

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