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Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 17:59 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
The leader of the Amani National Congress, Musalia Mudavadi, has accused Kenyans of spending too much time on CORD and Jubilee politics at the expense of other parties that could be better. Speaking in Kwale, Mr Mudavadi said his ANC party was capable of forming the next government, if only Kenyans gave it a chance.
Mr Mudavadi received four county assembly members who defected from his former party, UDF, to ANC on Saturday. The four are Mariam Baridi, Swalehe Simba, Suleiman Nzala and Andrew Mulei. Also defecting to ANC was Jeruman Makraa, formerly of the Kenya National Congress.
Mr Mudavadi was at hand to receive the defectors at Kiwegu Primary School grounds, where he said neither Jubilee nor CORD was capable of uniting Kenyans. “I am the best leader who can steer this country to another level of development and unity among all tribes,” he said.
Accompanying Mr Mudavadi was the MP for Sabatia, Mudavadi’s home constituency, Alfred Agoi, ANC deputy party leader Abdi Mohamed, the party’s chairman Kelvin Lunali, organizing secretary Basil Mwakiringo and Matuga parliamentary aspirant Kassim Sawa.
Mr Agoi said that since only two regions in Kenya had produced presidents (Central and Rift Valley) it was time for other regions now to produce the next leader. “Time has come for Kenyans to back Mudavadi so that we can get someone else to lead this nation. We want a focused and peaceful leader like him since he has served the government for 25 years and is now qualified.”
Mr Mudavadi said he was the best candidate for the presidency since CORD and Jubilee were often engaged in ugly public exchanges.