Mu­davadi wants a ‘su­per op­po­si­tion al­liance’ with Cord

Says ne­go­ti­a­tions are in top gear for a strong part­ner­ship to vote out Ju­bilee in the elec­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General - ALPHONCE GARI @alphonce2011

The Amani Na­tional Congress is form­ing a su­per al­liance with Cord and other op­po­si­tion par­ties with a view to de­feat­ing Ju­bilee Party next year.

Party leader Musalia Mu­davadi made the an­nounce­ment in Lan­gob­aya dur­ing the sec­ond day of his tour of the Coast. He said ne­go­ti­a­tions are in top gear to get one strong al­liance.

Mu­davadi spoke at Lan­gob­aya PEFA Church on Sun­day.

He said for the op­po­si­tion to win with­out any com­plaints, there has to be a “su­per strong al­liance” that will win Kenyans’ sup­port.

ANC has al­ways been ready to join other par­ties and work as an al­liance that would emerge vic­to­ri­ous, Mu­davadi said.

“We are still in di­a­logue to come up with a su­per al­liance to win the votes,” he said.

Mu­davadi spoke after Sa­ba­tia MP Al­fred Agoi, who was in the ANC del­e­ga­tion, told Cord lead­ers to join hands with Amani to form the su­per al­liance if they want to win the gen­eral elec­tion.

He said Cord co-prin­ci­pals Raila Odinga (ODM), Moses We­tang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper have had many wran­gles and in­fight­ing which do not place them as the right can­di­dates to chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto.

“Cord should form a su­per al­liance with the Amani Na­tional Congress and al­low Mu­davadi to be the flag­bearer since he is the only one who can chal­lenge the Ju­bilee Party,” Agoi said.

He said it would be dif­fi­cult to de­feat JP with­out team­ing up against it.

“Kenyans are be­gin­ning to lose faith in Cord. Al­ready more than 40 MPs ditched the coali­tion. This is a sign that things are not good,” the leg­is­la­tor said.

His state­ments come at a time Cord co-prin­ci­pals are fight­ing over who will be the coali­tion flag­bearer.

Each of the three claims he is the best-suited to be the Cord pres­i­den­tial can­di­date.

They are cam­paign­ing in­de­pen­dently through their par­ties, while the Ju­bilee team is in­tact and ready for the elec­tions.

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