Governor Amos Nyaribo and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi joined Christians in a worship service at Ikonge PAG Church on Sunday

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday criss-crossed Nyamira County, campaigning for his Presidential bid.

Mr Mudavadi also used the occasion to ask Nyamira residents to elect the County Governor Amos Nyaribo in the forthcoming general elections.

He addressed political rallies at Isinta and Magombo markets in North Mugirango and Kitutu Masaba constituencies respectively after attending a worship service at Ikonge PAG church.

In his entourage the ANC leader was with the Nairobi senator Johnston Sakaja, Nyamira County Governor, the County Deputy Boss Dr James Gesami and West Mugirango MP Kemosi Mogaka (who represented North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko).

Mr Mudavadi said his political leadership vehicle was  considering to elevate Mr Nyaribo to the party’s Deputy leader after Mr Ayub Safula relinquished the position and joined Azimio La Umoja Movement.

“Mr Nyaribo is the only Governor elect in our party and he should therefore be elevated to Deputy party leader,” Mr Mudavadi said.

He pleaded with voters in Nyamira County to retain Mr Nyaribo as their governor to enable him steer more development in the area.

Mr Mudavadi disclosed that he was going to make a major pronouncement on his Presidential bid on January 23,2022.

“Kenyans should prepare for the pronouncement as it is going to shake the country politically,” he added.

The ANC Leader who is a member One Kenya Alliance (OKA) said: “Our party's National Delegates Conference to be held in January, 23 will decide which coalition I will join as I take a stab on the Presidency".

He clarified that the OKA meeting in Naivasha which he did not attend was not meant to pick the coalition's presidential flag-bearer.

“As a party, we have freedom to chose who will be our partners for the Statehouse race. Nobody should decide for us which political divide we should join or who will be the party’s presidential flag-bearer. That’s the work of the National Delegates party members,” he said.

Mr Mudavadi while being interviewed by journalists in Nyamira town denied that he skipped OKA meeting because of division among its membership.

“A declaration of any intend by  any Presidential candidate in OKA doesn’t in any way inhibit my candidature,” he noted.

He said Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka had a constitutional right to declare his Presidential candidature, noting that the decision was not tantamount to division among OKA leaders.

“I did not attend Naivasha OKA meeting because I was busy preparing for my party’s National Delegates Conference meeting which is coming soon,” he said.

He added: “We will launch ANC manifesto and give Kenyans our leadership agenda during the NDC meeting”.

He continued: “Led us compete in ideologies and improve the country’s economy which has nosedived over the years,” he said.

Mr Sakaja said it’s under Mr Musalia's leadership that the country’s economy can be revived.

He asked those who have not registered as voters to do so when the exercise kicks off for the second round as from January, 17.

(By Governor’s Press Service)

January 16, 2022