Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi during a past event. Photo courtesy.
By TOBBY OTUM
Formation of a super-alliance between opposition presidential candidates is the best way to dislodge Jubilee from power Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Musalia, has said.
Mr Mudavadi said he was willing to work with other opposition leaders including ODM’s Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and Narc-Kenya’s Martha Karua and others.
“However, we need to work-out on a strategy that will see us form a super-alliance that will definitely defeat Jubilee in 2017,” he said during an interview at a Mombasa hotel.
Already, he said, consultations were going on to come up with a strong coalition composed of all opposition parties.
“We are still in dialogue and very soon will make the announcement of the super coalition that will take over the leadership of the nation’’ he said.
Mr Mudavadi revealed that Jubilee Party had come up with a strategy of supporting candidates on other parties in areas where it was not popular and singled out Kadu Asili as a party in Coast region that was being used to front pro-government candidates.
The ANC leader also warned the Jubilee government against changing elections date following the delays in employment of IEBC commissioners.
He said Kenyans were eager to vote for their preferred president in August next year and delaying the elections would be going against the Constitution and the wish of people.
Addressing hundreds of residents of Kaloleni constituency at the home of Kitsao Kahindi Ngoa an aspiring MP in Mariakani on Sunday night he said the government should ensure the elections are on schedule.
Mr Mudavadi said the first commissioners could be in office in November in the current scenario.
“If the law is not followed the commission may not be formed properly, the government should not delay the process ,’’ he said.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi. Photo courtesy.
The ANC party leader who was on his second day tour of Coast region raised the IEBC issue at a time when ODM party officials are calling for vetting and removal of three IEBC officials.
They are Deputy CEO Betty Nyabuto, Director of Voter registration Immaculate Kassait and Director of legal and corporate affairs Praxedes Tororey.
President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the IEBC commissioners seats vacant on Thursday after resignation of the nine commissioners on Wednesday.
Already the selection panel to interview their replacements was named but is yet to be sworn in. The ANC leader accused Jubilee of being against devolution that’s why they were not fully implementing it.
He wondered why the national government fails to releases funds allocated to counties such as in the health sector.
Mr Mudavdi also accused the Jubilee administration of not consulting counties in key matters such as land, Mining among others.
He said ANC was ready to work with all aspirants who declared interest in contesting for various seats on the party ticket vowed to work with them and other coast region leaders to ensure the dream of devolution is met.
Also present were Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi , ANC party Chairman Kelvin Lunani and 18 MCAs from different counties in Coast region who defected to ANC.