MP begs Uhuru to give Mudavadi a job
03 February 2014, 13:23
Vihiga - Sabatia MP, Alfred Agoi has pleaded with the Jubilee government to give Musalia Mudavadi a job so that he can represent the Western Region in the government.
Agoi asked Mudavadi not to let the opportunity slip through his fingers, in case President Uhuru Kenyatta extends an open arm to him and asks him to take up a position in government.
“We have been in government for many years; past that we cannot remember the last time we have been left out completely. We are therefore asking the government to give Mudavadi a ministerial position for this region to feel part of the government,” Agoi said.
He said that the UDF leader, Musalia Mudavadi had the required capability to be in a high profile position in the government, and that it was unfortunate that he had been left out for this long.
Agoi spoke at the event held at Moses Mudavadi Primary School, Mululu, noting that it was time that the Amani coalition leader was absorbed into the government.
However, his UDF counterpart and Vihiga MP, Yusuf Chanzu said that it would be inappropriate for Mudavadi to take up a position in the government if he still has the ambitions of vying for the top seat in the future.
“It is quite tricky depending on which angle we look at it. He can take up a suitable job and relinquish like anyone else close to elections if he wishes to contest. However, if he wishes to make a very credible go at the Presidency, he needs more time for himself,” Chanzu said.
Agoi added that the community was feeling left out by the current administration noting that Mudavadi’s appointment was long overdue.
Mudavadi, who was present at the event, however, did not comment on the matter only opting to call on the residents to utilise the week-long events set in honour of his father.
The calls for Mudavadi to be included in the Jubilee Government came even as there were speculations that the former deputy Prime Minister was going to be considered for appointment.
Mudavadi has in the past asked leaders from the region to move on and stop begging the Jubilee Government for appointments.
“We must learn to forge ahead, and not behave like a car that is stuck in the mud which is always being pushed here and there. I personally do not want to be given a job. But if some of the youths from this region are considered for opportunities, I will be happy,” he was quoted as saying at Vihiga High school during a thanksgiving ceremony of Vihiga MP, Yusuf Chanzu.
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