ANC leader has dismissed Lugari MP and his Deputy Party leader Ayub Savula’s remarks three weeks ago, that the party was courting Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru for a possible partnership in 2022. Speaking to Citizen TV on Wednesday morning, Mudavadi termed the Lugari lawmaker’s remarks as having come out of the excitement of the moment and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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“No… We are not courting any specific person for running mate. We are looking at it openly. That was Savula… In his peak of excitement, he made his comments. I asked him and he said they were personal sentiments. Even though he made some reference to ANC no such commitment has been made,” the ANC boss said.
On September 9th, while accompanying Governor Anne Waiguru to the EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre, Ayub Savula said ANC had settled on the Kirinyaga governor while throwing a jibe at Raila Odinga.
”We are courting Anne Waiguru as ANC. We don’t want her intimidated by anyone, we know its because of politics and that it is very difficult to sell a certain party and a certain individual who is standing as a candidate…,” the ANC Party deputy leader said.
Meanwhile, the former vice president has asked Kenyans to give them more time as they decide in One Kenya Alliance (OKA), who will be their flagbearer next year.
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”Give us time. When I sell ANC, I promote myself and my party. The same is the case of Kalonzo, Weta, and Gideon. We will get to a point of consensus. We are still talking. We must tell Kenyans everyone has a chance and a running mate can come from anywhere,” he said.
The new alliance comprises party leaders Kalonzo Musyoka (WDM), Gideon Moi (KANU), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya).