It is said that in the Kenya Kwanza alliance agreement, both Musalia and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula are expected to deliver 70% of the Mulembe votes for them to get a 30 % share of the Kenya Kwanza government in the event Ruto becomes the next president.
Speaking in Limuru on Monday, May, 23, during the Kenya Kwanza alliance economic forum, Mudavadi downplayed the tough conditions, saying he and Wetang’ula are sure of delivering 90 % of the Luhya presidential vote to DP Ruto.
“Mimi na Wetangula tuko hapa, Ingo imeshona. 70 percent ni Kidogo, tutaleta 90 percent,” Mudavadi said.
Loosely translates to: Wetangula and I very much in One Kenya Alliance, we have consolidated Western Kenya. 70 percent is way less, we shall deliver 90 percent (of the Luhya presidential vote)”
The ANC leader maintained that the support the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party flag bearer Raila Odinga has been enjoying in the Western region has now fully shifted to the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential candidate, William Ruto.
“We have been backing Raila’s presidential bid and we delivered that 90 percent, but he left us hanging,” Mudavadi said.
In the Kenya Kwanza coalition agreement, Mudavadi and Wetangula will equally share 30 percent of the government, including cabinet and ambassadorial appointments if they manage to bring 70 percent of the votes.
The former vice president stands to be appointed the chief cabinet minister while Wetangu’la’s party will be given National Assembly Speaker.
Most Kenyans had doubted the capability of the duo delivering 70 % bearing in mind that the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition flag bearer has always performed well in the previous elections.
It is worth noting that only the late Mwai Kibaki has ever managed to garner more than 70% of Western votes when he got 78.5 % during the 2002 presidential elections.