Why Jubilee wants both Mudavadi and Wetangula to run for president
30 August 2016, 16:20
Nairobi - The Jubilee coalition wants both Amani national congress leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula to vie for the presidency in the 2017 general elections.
A former member of parliament who is also a top jubilee official revealed that jubilee wants both Mudavadi and Wetangula to be on the ballot because it will give President Uhuru Kenyatta an easy passage against CORD leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking Tuesday in Nakuru town, the official said that the presence of the two leaders on the ballot will split the Luhyia community voting bloc as well eat into Raila’s vote basket.
He said that a divided luhyia vote will make it easy for UhuRuto to win in 2017 as opposed to having Mudavadi and Wetangula join forces under the CORD coalition.
“We hope and pray that Mudavadi and Wetangula will be on the ballot because that will make our work easier. Having them both on the ballot will weaken Raila and will divide the luhyia vote,” he said.
“Politics is about strategies and this is one of the many strategies jubilee is working on to ensure that it wins the 2017 polls,” he added.
“If Mudavadi decides to join Raila then that will be a real threat to jubilee because they will have pulled the Luhyia votes in one basket which will complicate things for jubilee,” he said.
Talk is rife that Mudavadi might be headed back to CORD with their being a possibility of him being the coalition’s flag bearer in next year’s general elections.
Mudavadi is said to have been holding talks with CORD leader Raila Odinga with the view of forming a formidable force to battle it out against jubilee in 2017.
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