Mudavadi heads back home to plot ANC’s next big move

ANC leader and NASA founder Musalia Mudavadi will head to Western for the first time since the coalition lost the August 8 polls.

Mudavadi will be in Kisumu county today to attend the burial of slain former IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando.

He will then proceed to meet all MCAs elected on his party’s ticket from the four counties of the former Western province in Kakamega on Sunday.

It will be the first time for Mudavadi to travel outside Nairobi since the hotly contested presidential election on August 8.

Mudavadi was the head of the NASA presidential campaigns.

The IEBC declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner, but the opposition has disputed the results and moved to the Supreme Court.

“The party leader is expected to congratulate the MCAs-elect and hold discussions on how to push the party’s legislative agenda in the four county assemblies,” secretary general Godfrey Osotsi said.

Mudavadi is also expected to discuss strategies to strengthen the party in the region.

ANC was the biggest winner in the just-concluded General Election bagging 11 of the 33 MP seats in the region.

ANC also won one MP seat in Kwale county, two senator seats and a number of MCA positions.

It was followed by Jubilee and ODM with eight MPs each and Ford Kenya with five MPs and one independent.

Mudavadi is said to be keen on building on the poll gains to position himself for the 2022 presidential race.

Raila on Monday said he will not run for President again, citing “recurring theft” of his victories as one of the reasons. He has run and lost four times.

Raila had signed an MoU with his four alliance partners promising he would only be a one-term President.

A fierce battle is expected between NASA co-principals Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula on who would fly the opposition flag in 2022 if the coalition remains intact.

Raila said NASA made the decision to head to the Supreme Court following wide consultation and the current oppression on civil society.

“The court can use this chance to redeem itself, or, like in 2013, it can compound the problems we face as a country,” he told a press conference at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Lavington, Nairobi, on Wednesday.

Raila said NASA will produce evidence of rigging.

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