The Leader of Amani National Congress Musalia Mudavadi, on Sunday, September 8, responded to Deputy President William Ruto’s request to join him in his 2022 presidential race by terming the proposed alliance as cheeky and ridiculous.
He made the remarks through his press secretary Kibisu Kabatesi, who made it clear that his boss was not that foolish to join a man at the center of controversy over corruption cases going on, and further stated that the two parties had different manifestos.
“Ruto’s proposition is cheeky and ridiculous and cannot sell to any serious minded Kenyan. “No serious Kenyan can buy into that gimmick,” the ANC leader wrote.
He further explained that his agenda and convictions are miles apart from Ruto’s, whose Jubilee government, has driven the country into serious economic crisis through debt and corruption. “Its like comparing heaven and earth” he said.
On Saturday, September 7, Ruto had called on Mudavadi to join him in his quest for the presidency.
From Nairobi News
Ruto who was speaking in Sabatia at a funds drive for 400 women’s groups drawn from the six wards in Sabatia Constituency, reminded Mudavadi that he campaigned for him and ODM party leader Raila Odinga in 2007 when they lost to former President Mwai Kibaki.
“I toured here before in 2007 and campaigned for Mudavadi to be Vice President. We were also campaigning for Agwambo [Raila Odinga] to be the president. However, our efforts were futile,” Ruto had recollected.
According to Ruto, a political alliance between the two of them would guarantee them victory in the 2022 general election.
“I would like to tell you that Musalia should join my team and the team of Moses Akaranga [former Vihiga Governor] and Benjamin Washiali [Mumias East MP] so that we form the government,” Ruto had stated.
From Nairobi News