Elders denounce Wetang'ula, Mudavadi presidential bid
29 August 2016, 08:15
Bungoma - The Luhya Elders Forum has denounced Moses Wetang'ula and Musalia Mudavadi presidential bids.
Vice Chairman Burudi Nabwera and a secretariat member Peter Ludaava however said they fully support Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
"Mudavadi is free to move all over the country looking for votes but he should understand that we do not support him. If Wetang'ula leaves CORD to go alone, we follow him. We are a forum that is made up of all Western region tribes and CORD is the uniting factor," said Nabwera.
He noted that they cannot be reduced into supporting an individual and leaving out other tribes, "If Wetang'ula is given a chance to be a presidential candidate in CORD, then we will support him but if he moves out to go it alone, let him forget our support," said Nabwera.
Addressing the press at Bungoma's Tourist Hotel, Ludaava noted that their work is to give Western communities direction and promised that they will not be tilted with an individual's move.
"The Elders Forum supports CORD and we have stood with that. The coalition offers a good vision for this country which has been messed up with Jubilee. Let's all remain in CORD or we perish for lack of direction," noted Ludaava.
They called on Wetang'ula to remain steadfast in CORD and fight it out in the nominations with Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka because moving out will finish him politically.
"CORD is a movement that has all Kenyans interests at heart. Let's not pretend that has the Luhya community can go out alone and succeed. We need other tribes for us to succeed," noted Ludaava. ENDS
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