Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi will make a major announcement in the Bomas of Kenya on Sunday 23 January.
In his recent addresses to the media, the former vice president explained that his announcement would set off a political tremor and send shockwaves across the country.
As political pundits point to the start of his presidential bid, the ANC party leader has kept his cards close to his chest, leaving Kenyans in doubt as to which statement he is most likely to make.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi addresses parishioners at Quakers Friends International Church, Nong Road on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
Nonetheless, in the days leading up to the Mudavadi’s big day, some members of the ANC party have given a hint of what Kenyans can expect.
According to the party’s general secretary, Simon Kamau, the former vice president will publish his five-point manifesto.
On the other hand, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala claimed that his party leader will reveal his newfound political allies
“Not only will we launch Mudavadi’s presidential campaign, we will also expose his political allies. All Kenyans of good will and those who share our political ideology are invited,” the Senator said.
ANC invited more than 6,000 delegates to attend the event. In particular, they left out their competitors, including other co-principals of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA); Kalonzo Musyoka from Wiper, Moses Wetangula from Ford Kenya and Gideon Moi from KANU.
The party official explained that the co-chairs would only be allowed entry to the event if they declared their support for a Mudavadi presidency.
“We made it very clear, OKA will only make sense if the presidential nominee is none other than his ‘earthquake, Musalia Mudavadi,” declared the secretary general of the party.
Malala clarified that Deputy President William Ruto, who knocked on Mudavadi’s door, is also not invited.
“We didn’t invite our competitors. This NDC is only for the ANC and its political friends.
“Being aware of the fact that we are going into battle, we need to prepare enough to deal with our opponents. Therefore, we cannot invite the same competitors to our strategy meeting,” emphasized Malala.
Meanwhile, ahead of the big announcement, ANC released a video:
“We are eagerly awaiting the big announcement!”
— ANC PARTY (@anc_party) January 21, 2022