Amani National Congress (ANC) on Monday reiterated that the party is focused on pushing for Musalia Mudavadi’s presidency in 2022 amidst the major cracks that have been reported within the National Super Alliance (NASA).
Farah Maalim, a close ally of NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka opened a fresh debate as to whether the coalition is falling apart following Raila Odinga’s swearing-in on January 30.
Maalim claimed Kalonzo, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi could be looking for a new political outfit as they strategise for 2022.
“I don’t see Kalonzo being sworn in… It is a pity… I would have loved if he (Kalonzo) had taken a firm position from the word go and said, ‘sorry I am a lawyer I don’t want to do this’,” said Maalim.
ANC which is an affiliate party of NASA, on the other hand, dispelled rumours that they are leaving the coalition to join Jubilee Party ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Musalia Mudavadi who is a founder of NASA and Raila Odinga’s chief campaigner in the last election is said to be unenthusiastic about the 2022 race.
He has been keen to identify electoral reforms that will be conducive to fair elections in 2022 when he will be a candidate.
During a press conference, Senator Cleophas Malala and Geophrey Ototsi maintained that their focus is to support the ANC leader to clinch the presidency.
The leaders, however, have disputed the election of Barack Muluka as their party Secretary General, claiming the decision is irrational and unlawful since all members of the party were not involved.
Muluka was nominated to the post on October 14 after a meeting of the national executive committee of ANC.
A gazette notice dated October 30 says Muluka took over from Godfrey Osotsi who was appointed to the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, Kalonzo has dismissed the scheduled date set for his ‘swearing-in’. He denied claims that he’s forming a coalition with Wetangula and Mudavadi.