Friday May 29, 2020 – Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has dismissed claims that he will team up with Deputy President William Ruto in the DP’s quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
Speaking during an interview on Milele FM on Thursday, Mudavadi said that he cannot step down to become Ruto’s running mate.
He said that the DP will be his competitor because he will also be running for the presidency.
“I will not step down for anyone.”
“It will be for Kenyans to decide.”
“If he [Ruto] steps down, that will be up to him,” Mudavadi said.
Speculation has been rife that Mudavadi could team up with Ruto following numerous visits by allies of the Deputy President to the ANC leader’s office.
Mudavadi has been meeting politicians almost daily at the Musalia Mudavadi Centre in Riverside, Nairobi, some of whom are close allies of the Deputy President.
Earlier this week, he met Sirisia MP, John Waluke, and Uasin Gishu Governor, Jackson Mandago, both allies of the DP.
The Kenyan DAILY POST