Tuesday May 26, 2020 – ANC Party Leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has ruled out any possibility of partnering with Deputy President William Ruto after he was rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking yesterday, Mudavadi, through ANC Deputy Party Leader, Ayub Savula, stated that the party is not engaged in any talks with DP William Ruto’s allies for a possible political alliance ahead of 2022 polls.
According to the Lugari MP, the meetings between Musalia Mudavadi and some allies of Ruto were not aimed at discussing political alliances.
“Our party leader, Mudavadi, is just meeting with leaders from all sectors.”
“We are focusing on strengthening him as a presidential candidate in 2022,” Savula stated.
He said ANC was focused on ensuring Mudavadi is a presidential candidate in 2022, and he was free to prepare himself in the best way possible to vie for the top seat by seeking support from all Kenyans.
Savula said Mudavadi is currently working on uniting Luhyas and that is why he had been meeting some leaders including MPs from Western region allied to Ruto.
“The MPs are leaders in their own right and Mudavadi can meet them to discuss any issues they wish to consult,” said Savula.
Allies of DP Ruto met with Mudavadi amid growing speculation about a possible political alliance between the two.
Mudavadi held a meeting with Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, followed by another meeting with several Ruto allies from Western Kenya led by Sirisia MP, John Waluke.
Mudavadi was also set to meet with Kimilili MP, Didmus Barasa, and his Mumias counterpart, Ben Washiali.
The Kenyan DAILY POST