Mudavadi can send Uhuru pack­ing — ANC

Amani of­fi­cials say anx­i­ety about NASA’s po­ten­tial causes ‘po­lit­i­cal di­ar­rhoea’ in JP

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - HIL­TON OTENYO @hiltonotenyo

West­ern ANC of­fi­cials yes­ter­day urged former Ju­bilee steer­ing com­mit­tee cochair Noah Wekesa to “stop rant­ing like a ridicu­lous co­me­dian” and tell his pa­trons the re­gion re­jects JP.

They said Wekesa’s claim Mudavadi, as pos­si­ble Na­tional Su­per Al­liance can­di­date, would not de­feat Ju­bilee shows NASA is caus­ing “po­lit­i­cal di­ar­rhoea” in the rul­ing party.

The of­fi­cials are county chair­man Martin Soita (Bun­goma), Julius Arunga (Kakamega) and Julius Ochiel (Vi­higa).

Arunga told Wekesa not to trans­fer his frus­tra­tion to Mudavadi, af­ter be­ing used and dumped by Ju­bilee. “He dis­plays mis­placed ag­gres­sion,” he said.

Soita said Wekesa should speak about how to “panel-beat the rick­ety Ju­bilee ve­hi­cle”, as its “sale-by-date shelf life has ex­pired”. He said the op­po­si­tion doesn’t need “his wrin­kled ad­vice”.

“His sen­ti­ments are part of the plot headed by Luhya Elders’ Fo­rum chair­man Pa­trick Wanga­mati to mud-sling and dis­own Mudavadi. There is no doubt this ma­lign­ing by old-fash­ioned Luhya elders is well-co­or­di­nated and fi­nanced from the high ech­e­lons of Ju­bilee,” Soita said.

Wekesa on Wed­nes­day said on KBC TV’s break­fast show that Mudavadi can­not scare Ju­bilee if he be­comes the op­po­si­tion’s com­pro­mise can­di­date to run against Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta.

He said a Mudavadi can­di­dacy would cause great dishar­mony in Nyanza and Eastern, which would help Ju­bilee. He said only Cord leader Raila Odinga can give Ju­bilee a run for its money.

Ochiel said Wekesa and Wanga­mati’s ag­gres­sive cam­paign against Mudavadi is mo­ti­vated by fear of NASA. “That they’ve been sent to be­smirch Mudavadi says a lot about his ca­pa­bil­ity to de­feat Ju­bilee. These old men should save the blood money they’re given for their great grand-chil­dren, in­stead of mak­ing un­nec­es­sary noise,” he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.