Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi will tour the Coastal region at the weekend to promote his newly registered party…………..
Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi will tour the Coastal region at the weekend to promote his newly registered party. According to organisers of the tour, the former vice president will address his supporters in Voi town in Taita-Taveta County before heading to Mombasa County for a series of meetings.
The former Sabatia MP and presidential loser will inaugurate branch offices and meet opinion leaders in the region. I Mudavadi’s Private and Press Secretary Kibisu Kabatesi said Wednesday the former Deputy Prime Minister will install 200 ANC county and branch officials. Mr Kabatesi said, the former VP will also hold consultations with 100 former councillors and opinion leaders while in Voi town before presiding over a harambee for ACK St Andrews Church Mwakingali.
Former Voi MP, who is also Mudavadi’s co-ordinator in Coast Basil Mwakiringo, said the visit was a response to grassroots leaders’ request. Mudavadi who plans to launch his party later in the year is touring the country to popularise it. He decamped from United Democratic Front which he used during there last general elections after its officials declined to rebrand it. Last week, Mudavadi ruled out the possibility of reaching
boardroom decisions with leaders from Western Kenya to endorse one person as the region’s flag bearer in the 2017 General Election. Mudavadi said holding boardroom meetings would deny residents a chance to be involved in decision making.“Going into boardrooms to choose one of us will be imposing on our people a policy of exclusion in serious matters that want their input. It is against their democratic rights,” said the ANC leader. Speaking at Mululu in Vihiga County when he met youths on
Sunday afternoon, he said everyone in the region is free to declare their interest in the presidency without being blocked, warning that creating a national brand would not be achieved in a single day. Already, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya has declared interest in vying for the presidency in 2017. Mudavadi said the move by the 42 MPs from the region to appoint the Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli to unite different politicians was welcome.