Why Mudavadi and Wetang’ula oppose BBI drive
SEE ALSO: Is Uhuru grooming Mudavadi?The ANC leader added, “We want people to build consensus. The Constitution we have was voted for by 67 per cent of the people. If we want to go forward, the BBI must be used to build consensus and not for politicians positioning themselves for 2022.” Lose the intended aim The leaders dismissed claims that they are against the BBI report and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to gazette the task force so that it can release the programme. They said if the report is left to leaders who have started organising political meetings it will lose the intended aim of uniting the country. “All of us at Bomas agreed we will support the report but gave it to experts who were to advise which sections needed to be rectified. The report should be looked into by all Kenyans keenly. Let us not create enmity because of it,” Mr Mudavadi said. He added, “The report should not be used to generate tensions among communities. The intimidation to join BBI mobilisation meetings should stop. If indeed BBI is supposed to bring us together, let it do so without coercion.”
SEE ALSO: All Raila wants is power-MudavadiThe leaders spoke at Kegoye in Vihiga County, where they attended a burial service for Jane Chunguli. They were accompanied by Vihiga MP Ernest Ogesi and his Sabatia counterpart Alfred Agoi. Mudavadi noted there are some politicians who have started making fictitious enemies around the BBI report while making it an avenue for sharing seats in the country for 2022. “What we should be focusing on more now is the rebuilding of our economy that is weighing down on many Kenyans. My stand has not changed,” he said. Wetang’ula faulted planned meetings to popularise BBI across the country. He said they have not even seen the final question for BBI yet some people have started making enemies because of this.
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