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Link with Ruto politically suicidal, Savula says

Monday, January 24th, 2022 04:20 | By
Lugari MP Ayub Savula. PHOTO/Courtesy

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi’s move to enter into an alliance with Deputy President William Ruto elicited immediate reactions from his home turf.

While some leaders from the Western region were unhappy about the decision, others supported him.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and MPs Christopher Aseka (Khwisero) and Ayub Savula (pictured) of Lugari said the move was politically suicidal for Mudavadi.

Oparanya said he had known all along that Mudavadi was not serious about running for president.

“We knew all this a while ago and it was just a matter of when and not if. We have now been vindicated,” he said.

Oparanya, who belongs to the Azimio La Umoja coalition, said there was no future for Mudavadi under Ruto.

Aseka said his party leader’s decision would dim his political ambitions.

“Selling Ruto in the Luhya Nation is near-impossible,” he added.

But those allied to Mudavadi defended him saying he was still in the race for the presidency.

“ANC gave a nod to its leader to talk to his colleagues from other formations and regions. We shall support Mudavadi to the hilt,” said Fred Ikana, a Mudavadi ally. -Dennis Lumiti

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