Muthama: UDA, Amani and Ford-Kenya have not struck any deal, they are friends
By Justus Karanja
There is no coalition agreement between United Democratic Alliance, Amani National Congress and Ford-Kenya, UDA chairman Johnston Muthama has clarified.
Muthama said the three party were mere fiends with no coalition agreement between UDA’s leader, Deputy President William Ruto, Amani’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula.
Addressing journalists, Muthama said the three parties are yet to sign any agreements, and only exist as 'friends' brought together by the need to work together, to unite the country.
According to him, if the polls were held today, Mudavadi would go to the polls as the ANC presidential candidate while Ruto would fly the UDA flag.
"As far as we are concerned, Ruto is the UDA presidential candidate, and Mudavadi is the presidential candidate of ANC, in other words we are independent but talking as friends," Muthama said.
"We are friends, when the time of agreeing on the coalition terms we will deal with it. Our supporters wherever you are know that your party has no coalition agreement it has not signed any coalition agreement and if that will be done later alone you will be notified," he said.
The former Machakos senator also poured cold water on claims that power positions had already been shared out among coalition partners.
"There was a report in the Standard Newspaper two days ago which was not the true position of what is happening in the relationship between UDA, ANC and Ford-Kenya," Muthama added.