BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,25TH JAN,2022-Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has appealed to Mt Kenya region political leaders to form a united front to bargain with other coalitions as equals instead of begging to be given the presidential running mate slot.
Muturi hit out at some leaders from the central Kenya region who have been complaining that the newfound pact between Deputy President William Ruto and ANC’s Musalia Mudvadi could deny Mt Kenya region the running mate chance in the UDA party.
Posed Muturi, “How timid can leaders be to go begging for the number two position as if this whole region cannot produce one leader.”
Muturi was addressing grassroots political leaders in a Limuru town hotel where they endorsed him as the presidential flag bearer for the Democratic Party.
Responding to questions by the media, Muturi said he had no issue against the UDA-ANC pact, but advertised Mt Kenya leaders to forge their own unity and stop subjecting themselves to plans made elsewhere.
“Their unity, UDA and ANC is their own business, let’s organise our own unity in Mt Kenya and negotiate our future as one re am,” said Muturi.
He announced that the Democratic Party would hold its National Delegates Conference on February 21 where he would be endorsed as the presidential candidates.
Muturi said he and his party are open to talking with any political formation, but unity of all Mt Kenya political parties is his main wish.
Muturi explained he skipped the ANC convention on Sunday after he discovered that Mudavadi had not made full disclosure of his agenda with UDA.
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