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Mudavadi was to deputise me in OKA, says Kalonzo

By Justus Karanja

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka (pictured in Makueni) has revealed the intrigues in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) that contributed to Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi decamping from the outfit to team up with Deputy President William Ruto.

Kalonzo said he was the preferred Presidential Candidate for OKA but Mudavadi could hear none of it.

Speaking during his tour of Makueni County accompanied by fellow presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi, Kalonzo said OKA had agreed on its presidential candidate before Mudavadi bolted to partner with Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Under the agreement, Kalonzo added, he would have been the flag-bearer while Mudavadi as his running mate.

Kalonzo further revealed that he would have served for one term and supported Mudavadi in 2027.

“We had agreed, Senator Gideon Moi had no problem, Senator Moses Wetang’ula had no problem. I was ready to serve for one term and support him (Mudavadi) afterwards. Now he has decided to work with UDA, I don’t know what he will be offered there,” he said.

Kalonzo who is under intense pressure from a section of Ukambani leaders to drop his bid and support ODM leader Raila Odinga said he will not be intimidated maintaining that he has learnt his lessons and will not drop his candidature to support another person.

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr said Raila had vowed to support Kalonzo in 2022 and it’s only fair he keeps his word if he is a genuine politician. 

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