Mudavadi defends decision to shelve presidential ambition

National Super Alliance Co-Principal, Musalia Mudavadi Saturday defended his decision to shelve his presidential ambition in favour of Raila Amolo Odinga.

Addressing mourners in Chavakali in Vihiga County during burial service for Mumias Sugar Company Secretary and Legal Advisor, the late Ronald Lubya on Saturday, Mudavadi said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto could only be dislodged from power through a united front.

Mudavadi said past experience had shown that a disjointed opposition was a sure way of handing Jubilee administration another five years in power

Mudavadi said the president and his deputy had run down the economy of the country and should be voted out in the August 8 election.

Wetangula and I chose to suspend our ambitions for the sake of liberating Kenyans from economic mismanagement that has led to present high costs of living, he told mourners, urging voters in the county to vote as a block for NASA’s presidential candidate.

The ANC leader assured supporters in Vihiga that he still had presidential ambition and will vie for the seat in future.

Mudavadi cautioned top officials in the national government against intimidating public servants who he alleged had refused to be used to solicit campaign funds for Jubilee Party.

.He claimed a scheme had been hatched to fleece Nzoia Sugar Company as the government struggles to raise funds for Jubilee party, we are keenly watching, he added.

Mudavadi expressed his disappointment over absence of Mumias Sugar Company Board Members at the burial service

His sentiments were echoed by Sabatia Member of Parliament (MP), Alfred Agoi and his Lugari counterpart, Ayub Savula.

Savula wondered why none of the suspects mentioned in Lubya’s death had been arrested for investigations.

I am blaming security agencies in Kakamega County for shielding individuals behind Lubya’s murder, observed Savula.

The MP wants his Mumias East counterpart, Benjamin Washiali, arrested and questioned over the murder that occurred a fortnight ago at Harambee village in Kakamega County.

Source: Kenya News Agency