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ODM youth leader declares support for Mudavadi

01 September 2015, 08:07 Makena Laban

Busia - Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has suffered a setback after its national youth leader, Mohammed Rashid declared his support for Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, Musalia Mudavadi.

The move by Rashid is viewed as an early exit from the party which has been commanding large support from the County.

“I am the national youth leader of ODM and those who looted Mumias Sugar Company are in ODM. We were taken to court and when I mentioned the people who were involved in mismanagement of funds at Mumias Sugar Company, ODM members went to Manzoni and said that I must be sacked,” Rashid said.

He said that he is not afraid of speaking the truth and that is why the ODM wants to snatch the seat from him.

Rashid also asked Kakamega Senator, Dr Boni Khalwale to distance himself from CORD.

“I was surprised to see Dr Khalwale going for CORD functions and we have decided not to get involved. We should walk out talk and not behave like traitors," he said.

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He was speaking at a funeral in Butali where he declared support for the ANC party leader.

“I want to assure you as my father (Mudavadi), even if things are bad I will stand with you as nobody puts food on my table for me to stop supporting you. I assure you of the votes come 2017,” said Rashid.

Amani National Congress (ANC) party, leader Musalia Mudavadi thanked Malava residents for voting him and urged them to continue supporting him.

He urged MPs to save the sugar industry by passing the bill that was released by agriculture board.

“We do not want the sugar sector which is major source of income for our people to collapse because of policies. I urge MPs to look into the bill whose tabling in parliament has delayed as it will tackle all challenges facing our citizens,” Mudavadi said.

He also urged Luhya people to support one of their own in order to clinch the Presidency.

“We must have confidence, courage and not fear to vie for Presidency as many times as we can. Martin Shikuku, Kijana Wamalwa and I are the only people who have vied for Presidency. Where is our own dignity? Other leaders like Uhuru and Kibaki tried more than twice and won the seat; why not us?” he posed.

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