Amani National Congress Secretary General Barack Muluka now says DP William Ruto has agreed to drop his 2022 bid, to support Musalia Mudavadi. In a statement sent to newsroom, Muluka says they are happy the DP has indicated his willingness to not only support but also vote for the ANC leader in 2022.
”William Ruto has dropped his Presidential bid in favor of Musalia Mudavadi. The DP has indicated his willingness to support Mr Mudavadi both with his own personal vote and by helping him get more votes. We are happy, ” Muluka’s statement read in part.
Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi had previoisly refuted assertions that he will be the Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate in the DP’s quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
Speaking during an exclusive interview Milele FM last week, Mudavadi stated that he cannot relinquish to become the DP’s running mate in 2022 adding that he will be Ruto’s opponent as he will also be running for the country’s top seat.
“I will not step down for anyone. It will be for Kenyans to decide. If he [Ruto] steps down, that will be up to him,” Mudavadi stated. Talk has been rife over a Mudavadi-Ruto ticket in 2022 following DP Ruto’s allies frequent visits to Mudavadi.
According to Khwisero Member of Parliament Christopher Aseka, Mudavadi is still nurturing presidential ambitions and hence looking for support everywhere.
“As a presidential hopeful, you need everybody on board. We [MPs from Western] have also been accused of being divided but we want to tell people we are now united behind our own. His [Mudavadi] approach is to remain a unifying factor,” Aseka said.