Mudavadi asks rebel Luhya leaders to join his ANC party
07 March 2016, 18:06
Nairobi - Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has asked leaders from western region to join his party before time lapses on them.
Mudavadi said leaders whose stand is not yet known should make it public and avoid last minute ditches from one party to the other.
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“It is almost time. And our party has already taken off at an unstoppable speed. We want the support of each and every leader from this region because we are fighting to oust the Jubilee government,” Mudavadi said.
He added, “There are many leaders from this region who are fighting me yet I’m not going to fight for the smaller seats that they are going for. I am fighting for the presidency, and urge the leaders to come on board.”
He urged the leaders to remain united to build leadership that will be respected as other regions people were busy building their own.
“Let us stand with ANC that has been built from scratch and is standing up tall. Let us not support the Jubilee government that has shown massive cases of failing at leadership,” he said.
He spoke at Ivola Primary school grounds during the requiem mass for Rosa Masadia, mother to Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi, yesterday.
Vihiga senator George Khaniri, MPs Ayub Savula (Lugari), Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Zebedayo Opore (Bonchari), Shinali (Ikolomani), Bunyasi (Nambale), National Police Service Commission chairperson Johnston Kavuludi and Cotu Secretary general Francis Atwoli attended the funeral.
Savula noted that the region had been filled with Jubilee sycophants and Cord sympathisers who are against Mudavadi’s bid.
He said the recent troops by leaders from Western region to deputy president William Ruto’s home in Sugoi were suspicious and betrayal.
“We only know of one senior most politician in this region, who is Mudavadi. All others are armatures in politics who cannot be trusted by their motives,” he said.
Atwoli urged leaders from the region to stand firm and not lose their focus in the run up to next elections.
“What makes a man is his manhood. Luhya’s will have one leader whom I will soon unveil after holding consultative meetings with leaders from the region,” he said.
He added, “We have many friends who are willing to support us.”
Khaniri note that despite the region having many people, statistics released by IEBC indicated that they have not been registering as voters since the onset of the exercise.
He urged the locals to register en mass so that they can be able to make correct choices in the coming elections.
Mudavadi noted Jubilee government has held supposed hostile regions at ransom in terms of development.
He said governors and Members of Parliament who have shown their support for other parties have been threatened by the government to either join them or risk not getting any development projects.
“The leaders have been held at ransom by the government and threatened that if they do not support them then development would not be effected in their regions,” said Mudavadi.
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