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Mudavadi should not take the Jubilee flag without contest

By BBC | December 19th 2012

By Peter Nguli
Love them or hate them, you cannot refute the fact that Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. William Ruto have both spent a great deal of time and resources building up their loyal constituencies and their parties then ultimately the Jubilee Alliance.

They have campaigned tirelessly selling their parties' ideologies and built up their alliance step by step, brick by brick.

Mr. Musalia Mudavadi entered the Jubilee Alliance fresh from ODM. He was pushed there by what Mr. Kenyatta calls powerful 'evil' forces that had earlier enticed him out of Raila Odinga’s side and handed him a ready-made party on a silver plate, UDF.

In 2002, when everybody was shifting his gears away from Kanu, he could not defy outgoing President Moi, and became the shortest-lived ever Vice-President in Kenya. Mudavadi could not calculate the political climate accurately, so he stayed in Moi's Titanic, which was obviously sinking under an immense Tsunami of the Rainbow Coalition.

Mudavadi left ODM because he cited lack of free democratic delegates nominations. Today, the same Mudavadi insists on consensus in Jubilee Alliance instead of a free democratic delegates nomination process that he so much insisted in ODM.

The question is; why is Mudavadi proving to be such a coward as to fear facing free and fair democratic delegates nominations in Jubilee Alliance? Mr. Kenyatta has rightly said that he will support whoever wins. The Jubilee Alliance has even invited Charity Ngilu to participate in democratic presidential delegates nominations. Why can't Mr. Mudavadi do the same and face the nominations if he is a man enough? Or why doesn’t he leave the Jubilee Alliance altogether and run on his own?

If Mudavadi is prematurely going public with their private incomplete negotiations, what does this tell us about his own person? It only proves that he cannot lead a country where stamina and endurance is required.

Mr Mudavadi hardly fights for anything and he wants everything given to him for free. Now he hopes for free manna to fall from heaven along his way- getting the jubilee the without a contest. Mudavadi scared to the bone about holding a nomination yet he bolted out of ODM championing use of the same system?

Let Musalia Mudavadi understand that we are a democratic country and he cannot get the presidency on a silver platter. Uhuru and Ruto have worked hard traversing the country in campaigns for their parties so there is no way that Mr. Mudavadi can lead an alliance that he just joined without contest. That is not democracy, its thievery through the back door.
Peter Nguli, England, United Kingdom. Email: [email protected]


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