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Akaranga pledges to support Mudavadi's Presidency bid

16 September 2014, 10:02 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Vihiga Governor, Moses Akaranga, has pledged to support his perennial political rival and former Deputy Prime Minister, Musalia Mudavadi, in his bid for Presidency.

Akaranga said Mudavadi should not relent in his bid to ascend to Presidency adding that he would rally behind him in the next general elections.

"I urge my brother Mudavadi to soldier on with his persuit for presidency. I am aware that he is being undermined by his political rivals known by all Kenyans and I ask him not to be scared because I will always stand by him," said Akaranga.

He noted that Mudavadi should reinvent himself after failing to capture Presidency in 2013 general elections.

Also Read: MP begs Uhuru to give Mudavadi a job

"Mudavadi should be on the run now re-branding himself. He should be ready to face his rivals head on because Presidency is tough and you must fight for it," he added.

Mudavadi and Akaranga have been bitter political rivals after the Governor caused a major political upset by flooring the former DPM in the 2002 general elections when the latter served as a Vice President.

Akaranga inflicted another political pain on Mudavadi when he floored the former DPM's candidate for the gubernatorial seat in the last general elections.

Akaranga won the seat on little known Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) despite the ODM and UDF wave in the county in the last general elections.

He took issue with President Uhuru Kenyatta for allegedly neglecting the county in sharing of the national cake.

He added that the President has not initiated any project in the county with 80 percent of the national cake at his disposal.

"The focus has been on how the counties manage the 20 percent resources shared among the 47 counties and not 80 percent that Uhuru manages.

Also Read: 'Pesa Mashinani' signature collection set to begin

"The Devolution Ministry alone has been allocated KES 80 billion and nobody is talking about that. National government agents have hatched a plot to demonise governors over expenditure of money allocated to counties to shift Kenyans' attention from unequal distribution of resources by Uhuru's administration," said Akaranga.

He added that it was because of this reason that governors were pushing for "pesa mashinani" referendum and noted that the forms for signature to support the referendum would be distributed to the public soon.

Akaranga asked his subjects to support the exercise.

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