ANC will not partner with Azimio la Umoja – Mudavadi
Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has disputed any possibility of working with his ODM counterpart Raila Odinga ahead of the August general election.
Speaking during the National Delegates Convention (NDC) Mudavadi said that Raila Odinga is not a leader who cannot be trusted.
Mudavadi said he has a special place for trust issues in his heart and a political leader must be as good as his or her words.
"If your word cannot be your bond, then you are not good even for an ashpit. Leaders must be the salt of the nation. If they have lost trust or are untrustworthy then they have lost all the flavour of the salt of leadership," Mudavadi said.
The former vice-president further revealed that he lost trust with Raila a long time ago and he has on several occasions given him time to redeem himself but he has failed.
He said that ANC will only be seeking partnerships with political parties that are of goodwill and good intent as it moves towards the next polls. He, however, insisted that Raila-led Azimio la Umoja will not be one of those people he is seeking to work with.
"We may not know who is going with us or who will be our comrades at arms in this mission, but we know who they will not be.
They will not be those who cannot be trusted. Those whom you trust at your own risk. We have troubles with untrustworthy persons before and when we have given them another chance to redeem themselves, they have failed miserably but returning to their old mischiefs.
We can no longer counter the company of those who cannot be trusted. For the avoidance of doubt that ANC stand which I am privileged to pronounce is that the spectre called Azimio is not an option when it comes to partnership," Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi further criticized the Azimio la Umoja coalition noting that it is not meant to unite the country as it claims, but is an entity used to preserve some leaders which he described as cunning and unpredictable.
"Wamepoteza frequency na network. We have heard enough of these self-preservation schemes. Let's not lie to ourselves, we will not walk with you," he asserted.