Speaking in Kakamega on Monday, September 4, when he received defectors from other political parties, Malala singled out the Amani National Congress (ANC) and FORD-Kenya to dissolve and join UDA.
The former senator argued that the dissolution of ANC and Ford Kenya parties was the only route for the Luyhia community to clinch the presidency in future elections.
“We must be strategic, and the only way Luhyas can climb to the top, is by joining a national party,” Malala said.
Adding: “If our big brothers, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula, in their respective parties are serious about empowering our community, we are asking them with a lot of humility to join UDA so that they can put our community in a strategic position.”
Malala who unsuccessfully vied for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat in the 2022 elections told Mudavadi and Wetang’ula to stop dreaming about succeeding President William Ruto through their ‘small parties’.
“I don’t want to mention names, but there’s a situation here where you all know the party leader is from one clan, the secretary-general is from one clan, and the woman leader is from one clan,
“So, what kind of business is this, pretending that you can become the president and then you just come from here? For the party leader, they are over there, for the woman leader and the secretary-general, they are over there, and you want to be the president of the Republic of Kenya,” he said.
However, it is worth noting that Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula have maintained that they will not fold their political parties and join President William Ruto’s UDA.