MUSALIA MUDAVADI resolves to go it ALONE

Tuesday, the 4th of December 2012 – UDF Presidential aspirant Musalia Musavadi has issued a statement to declare his intention to be on the Presidential ballot on March 4th 2013 even as rumours of him joining the Uhuru-Ruto axis continue to swirl.

In a statement that took pains to explain why a rumoured pre-election deal with Peter Kenneth and Raphael Tuju never came to fruition, Mudavadi said today’s plans of meeting the registrar’s deadline could not be met because of time constraints;

“In the past week, UDF held talks with other parties with a view to reaching a pre-election arrangement. There are many areas of agreement and consensus with these parties. “
“Other parties have asked to join this broad national people’s coalition hence the delay in hosting the ceremony at Freedom Corner today to accommodate the signing and meeting the filling of agreements deadline. A public announcement of the national people’s coalition will be made before the end of the week,” read the statement from the DPM.
Mudavadi added that he will be on the ballot in March;
“I wish to reaffirm today my commitment to pursuing the goals I set out to achieve in my quest for the Presidency on a United Democratic Forum (UDF) Party ticket come the General Election in May next year.”
Tellingly though, Mudavadi’s statement also appeared to suggest that although he is open to forming coalitions with like minded aspirants, he is also prepared to ‘stand alone’;
“We at UDF Party remain at all times committed to work with other parties in the wider interests of Kenya. It is why we have delayed a public announcement to accommodate more parties. But even as we leave the door open to new partners, we are emboldened by Henrik Ibsen’s famous words:
“The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.”

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