Amani National Congress (ANC) has refuted claims that the party is focused on pushing for Musalia Mudavadi’s presidency in 2022 when the National Super Alliance (NASA) is experiencing an imminent break up which became evident when the other principals skipped the inauguration for its leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President on January 30.
The party similarly dispelled rumours that it was leaving the coalition to join Jubilee Party ahead of the 2022 General Election. Apparently, Musalia Mudavadi, who is a founder of NASA and Raila Odinga’s chief campaigner in the last election, is said to be enthusiastic about the 2022 race. He has been keen to identify electoral reforms that will be conducive to fair elections in 2022 when he will be a candidate.
Speaking during a press conference, Senator Cleophas Malala and Geophrey Ototsi maintained that their aim is to support the ANC leader to clinch the presidency come 2022. However the leaders have disputed the election of Barack Muluka as their party Secretary General, claiming the decision was irrational and unlawful since all members of the party were not involved in the process.
According to a gazette notice dated October 30 says Muluka took over from Godfrey Osotsi who was appointed to the National Assembly. Muluka was nominated to the post on October 14 after a meeting of the national executive committee of ANC.
In the meantime Wiper deputy party leader Farah Maalim has revealed imminent fall out within the coalition. This is in a fresh debate as to whether the coalition is falling apart following Raila Odinga’s swearing-in on January 30 or not.
Maalim, the Wiper Deputy Party Leader, claimed Kalonzo, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi could be looking for a new political outfit ahead of the 2022 General election. “I don’t see Kalonzo being sworn in… It is a pity… I would have loved if he (Kalonzo) had taken a firm position from the word go and said, ‘sorry I am a lawyer I don’t want to do this’,” said Maalim.
Meanwhile, Kalonzo has dismissed the scheduled date set for his ‘swearing-in’. He denied claims that he’s forming a coalition with Wetang’ula and Mudavadi.