2022 ElectionsNEWS

Mudavadi chickens out of the OKA meeting to pick flag-bearer

Musalia Mudavadi was visibly missing at the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) meeting in Nakuru county meant to pick the coalition’s flag bearer.

OKA met on Friday, January 14, at Elementaita Nakuru County to pick flag-bearer. Mudavadi who is eying to fly the coalition’s flag in the August, 9 General Election however skipped the meeting.

The ANC leader was physically absent and immediately it could not be established whether or not he sent anyone to represent him in the crucial meeting.

Sources privy to the meeting indicated that a trusted ally to the ANC leader represented him. 

It is suspected Mudavadi might have been disappointed in a report that had suggested Kalonzo be the OKA flag bearer.

The OKA principals were meeting to deliberate on the report by the technical team that had endorsed the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to face off with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.

The options in the report placed Kalonzo at the top ticket with ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi as the running mate.

In the second pairing, the technical committee proposed a Kalonzo-Martha Karua ticket, and a Kalonzo-Moses Wetangula option as the third choice.

The committee reported that factors considered in the pairings included; the candidate’s ability to gurner and deliver votes, capacity to mobilize financial resources, regional representation, and negotiation skills if they decide to join other teams ahead of the General Election.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua are among those who attended the meeting.

Spread the love

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
error: Content is protected !!