ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has opened up on the reason why he severed ties with his former political buddy, ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Taifa this morning, the former Mudavadi said that he parted ways with Raila Odinga soon after the 2017 General Elections due to a loss of trust and difference in ambitions.
“After the NASA election, we realized we were not walking on the same path and that led me to make the decision I made to leave. In Kenya Kwanza, we want to bring change,” the ANC boss noted.
Mudavadi also dismissed the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance claiming it is not based on the country’s unity but as a self-preservation platform for some cunning individuals.
Musalia termed the Azimio la Umoja headed by Raila as a state project after receiving public backing from President Kenyatta and the Mt Kenya Foundation.
“It’s not a secret that Azimio la Umoja is a state project. Even if they hide it, Kenyans can see the use of state machinery wherever they go,” he added.
He noted that President Uhuru Kenyatta was within his right to support Raila’s fifth bid during the forthcoming elections.
“For president Uhuru Kenyatta to show his support for Raila is his personal right. In my view, the Raila we see now is not the person I knew. I didn’t need anyone to convince me about him then but now things are different,” he remarked.
When asked whether he would accept a Raila Odinga victory in August, Mudavadi replied that as members of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, they are ready to concede defeat and respect the will of the people should they choose to elect their main competitor as President.
“Come to the August General Election and people elect Raila Odinga as their president, I will not have a problem.
We are in a democratic country,” the former Vice President insisted.