You are either in Government or Opposition! Mudavadi scoffs Raila

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi addressing members of the press in the past. Photo/File

Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has renewed his attacks on ODM leader Raila Odinga accusing him of lacking a clear political stand as far as his role in Kenyan politics is concerned.

Speaking on Sunday at a church function in Western Kenya, Musalia asked his one-time NASA coalition partner Raila Odinga to stop his hypocrisy of wanting to be in government and opposition at the same time.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta together with ODM party leader Raila Odinga at a past function. ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has challenged Raila to either fully play the role of opposition or government. Photo/File

“How can you be in opposition and government at the same time? Stop confusing us. You are either in opposition or in government!” said Mudavadi

Musalia praised himself for having a clear stand saying he refused government’s offer to give him a job and instead chose to play the opposition role since they together with Raila had been defeated in 2017 general elections.

“I have always insisted that I don’t need a government job. That is why I have never taken their offers. According to democracy, those who have been defeated in the Presidential elections are supposed to take the ‘Watchdog’ role. That is why I am not in government” added Musalia

Then Nasa co-principals (from left) Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula during a past meeting. PHOTO/FILE

He said that Raila, having been defeated, should have played his opposition role fully while waiting to be elected in 2022 instead of seeking for his own interests inside the Jubilee government.

“We should not always try getting into the government using the backdoor. In 20o2, when we were defeated together with President Uhuru, they wanted to give me a post of nominated MP but I refused. We gave up and took our role as the opposition.” he said

Musalia observed that as NASA fraternity, they should have stuck together and played the role of opposition in order to reclaim the trust and support of their supporters who woke up to vote for them in 2017.

On matters of the referendum, Musalia rubbished the calls saying that the country cannot live in a society whereby the constitution must be amended after every election just to suit the interests of some few individuals.






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