Wetang'ula: I have no problem with Mudavadi
26 August 2016, 19:24
Nairobi - Cord co-principal and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has said he has no problem if Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi joins his side.
Wetang’ula said currently they are seeking support from Kenyans to ascend to the top seat through their separate parties, which is a constitutional right for everyone.
He further indicated he will continue walking the same path with Raila Odinga, but asked him to shelve his ambitions and support him.
“I have no problem with Mudavadi. He is in Amani and I am in Cord. I have told him we can work together so as to redeem the image of this region and the country at large,” Wetang’ula said.
He added, “Last time, Raila was in front. Right now, he should leave Wetang’ula to lead. I am one of your own. A mother cannot leave his malnourished child, just because the neighbour has a healthy child. You must nurture your own child.”
The Senate minority leader spoke when he attended women’s conference at African Divine Church headquarters at Boyani in Vihiga County, where he emphasised the church’s instrumental role in restoring social order.
Water cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, MPs Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Moses Kuria (Gatundu) and a host of members of county assembly attended the event.
Wetang’ula noted that leaders from the region have been going separate ways much to their downfall whenever they face the voters.
“If all of us go our separate ways, we will be headed for defeat. I want us to unite as children of one person from this region,” he said.
He emphasised that the region has equal chances like any other region and should not be despised by other leaders who look down upon them.
Wetang’ula noted residents should stop asking what the leaders have done to them, development-wise, but instead focus on the fruits ahead after the top seat is captured.
Akaranga said, the two leaders being sons of the region, they will be guided in their bids, so that they benefit all without the other feeling left out.
“Wetang’ula and Mudavadi are both our sons. We will pray for guidance so that God guides us on who to support for the presidency,” he said.
Wamalwa observed that in case the two leaders unite, they may be a force to reckon and their union may eventually pay off.
“If Wetang’ula says he won’t support Mudavadi and stands on Ford Kenya alone, and Mudavadi also says the same of Wetang’ula and stays put with ANC, then both will fail,” Wamalwa said.
He urged the leaders to hold constructive dialogue regarding their mission to unite the region noting tribal unity may eventually trigger national unity in the long run.
“I am supporting bid for Luhya unity. A nation’s unity cannot be found without tribes uniting,” he said.
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