Kenya—Political drumbeats are getting even louder in Kenya. And the Amani National Congress boss Musalia Mudavadi has held firmly his stance of not playing second fiddle in next year’s presidential election, ambitions of his counterparts notwithstanding.
He is currently a key player in the One Kenya Alliance which has not yet settled on their flag bearer. Other partners in the coalition are; Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Gideon Moi (Kanu) who equally are eying the country’s top seat. Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula is also a member of OKA.
Musalia Mudavadi will be taking a second try in the voyage to state house after trying in 2013 without success. Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka has also been endorsed by his party for the top seat and says OKA should consider seniority in the selection of the flag bearer.
Kalonzo is 67 years old, Mudavadi 60, Wetangula 64 while Gideon Moi is 57. Mudavadi’s affirmation that he must reach the ballot is not a recent talk as he started the conversation in 2017.
“I just want to reassure you my people that I’m in the field. We shall fight with my competitors up to the year 2022. I will be there, God willing. I’ll be in the field in 2022 and there are no two ways about it,” Mudavadi told Kakamega residents in October 2019.
When reached for comment he boldly repeated that he will be present on the ballot, ready to represent Kenyans.
“I am selling my agenda to all Kenyans and that is why you are seeing me visiting various counties to get to understand their respective areas of concern so that we look for solutions together,” he said.
“This time, I am going all the way to the ballot. Watch me,” he added.
His party members and allies have also ruled out the possibility of him playing second fiddle.