By Mourice Seretta
Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has refuted claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed him for the Presidency during the burial of his mother Hannah Atsianzale Mudavadi on January 9.
Speaking on Kameme FM, a Kenyan radio station broadcasting in Kikuyu dialect, on Wednesday morning, Mudavadi said that President Kenyatta only began a national conversation that it maybe was time for leaders from other communities in the country to lead.
“Uhuru has not endorsed me. He is a person who will never impose a leader on the people. There is nothing wrong with what the President said. If you have a good manifesto and qualities of a leader, Kenyans will elect you their president no matter your tribe,” Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi also said he will be contesting the Presidency come 2022 and said that when that time come, he will be seeking the Mt Kenya votes.
“When the time comes, I will come back to ask for your support. For now, we should be discussing how to revive the economy,” he said.
The ANC Leader also appealed to Mt Kenya region to rally behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) telling the Mt Kenya people that BBI will greatly benefit them.
“You are the people who were saying on one man, one vote, one shilling. This was well captured and you have more constituencies. If you do not want the new constituencies, give them to us in western,” Mudavadi further said.
This came just a day after President Kenyatta took to four radio stations broadcasting in Kikuyu and appealed to Mt Kenya people to rally behind the BBI process stating that they were going to benefit greatly from the process.