Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed reports claiming that he joined hands with Deputy President William Ruto because he lacked enough campaign funds to run for presidency in the August election.
This comes after Mudavadi’s close ally and Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi claimed that the ANC boss had planned to run for the presidency in the coming polls but dropped his bid after he failed to get enough campaign funds and that the situation explains why he joined Ruto.
“Our initial strategy was to ensure that Musalia Mudavadi’s name would be on the ballot as a presidential candidate in the August 9 General Election. But he did not have enough resources to sustain the presidential campaigns,” Agoi claimed as reported by Daily Nation.
Adding: “We told him (Mudavadi), ‘Your supporters want you to go all the way to the ballot as a presidential candidate’, but we were disadvantaged since we did not have the resources to face Raila Odinga and William Ruto in the campaigns. The only option for us then was to join the Deputy President and work with him.”
Mudavadi has, however, in a statement written by his Personal Secretary Kibisu Kabatesi, come out not to only refute Agoi’s claims but also to explain that it is Ruto who joined his Kenyan Kwanza formation.
“Mudavadi is the originator of KKC (Kenya Kwanza Coalition) which he invited the other partners to join (including Deputy President William Ruto). The notion that any partner joined the other is therefore erroneous.
“Whereas UDA dreams of empowering those at the lower end of our economy, ANC proposes economic revival that will put extra more money into people’s pockets, while Ford Kenya champions for equity in access to development resources. The collective theme in KKC is a working economy for every Kenyan,” Kabastesi’s statement read in part.
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