Amani National Leader (ANC) Musalia Mudavadi has declared his name will be on the ballot in the 2022 Presidential elections and vowed not to support any other candidates for president.
Mudavadi’s revelation brings the number of those eyeing the presidential seat to eight, with deputy president William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga leading the pack.
Other who voiced their interest include KANU leader Gideon Moi, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutual, his Kakamega could terpart Wycliffe Oparanya, Justine Muturi, and Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana.
Mudavadi insist his name will be other ballot paper dismissing reports that he had already agreed to back another candidate for the position once election are head.
“This narrative being peddled that some of us have been boxed into a corner to support a certain candidate are far fetched,”
“With just 11 months remaining before we go to the ballot, I am assuring Kenyans that I am warming up,” added Mudavadi.
The former deputy prime minister who was speaking to ANC officials drawn from the larger Mt.Kenya region at his party offices, Mudavadi denied talks of him joining any coalition insisting that such a move can only be made by his party’s top decision making organ.
“I will not put my signature to anything until ANC top organs have finally say they are satisfied. We will talk to our friends but as ANC party we will hold our stand strongly on the bargaining table,” he said.
Delegates from Muranga county in the meeting promised to continue marketing the party across the region so as to enable Mudavadi emerges victorious in the presidential race.
“Remain focus on the Presidency. No retreat, no surrender. Your approach and commitment to resuscitating our economy are what the country needs. We want money in our pockets and a thriving economy and Musalia is the man of the moment,” said Sammy Maina, an ANC official from Muranga County.