Azimio leader Raila Odinga has thanked President William Ruto and  Yoweri Museveni for endorsing his candidature for the African Union Commission Chairmanship.

Ruto is fronting Odinga for the coveted post to replace Moussa Faki, whose term is ending.

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

In a meeting in Uganda called by Museveni on Monday, Ruto took Odinga and lobbied for Uganda’s support.

Both leaders shared photos on X where they are seen with Museveni with his cows at his Kisozi countryside home.

PHOTO | COURTESY: President William Ruto, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Azimio Leader Raila Odinga

“Had the pleasure of meeting President Museveni at his Kisozi country home in Uganda. We discussed critical issues that affect our two countries such as energy and petroleum,” Ruto said.

 “Also discussed was the declared candidacy of Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the Africa Union Commission chairmanship.”