Mudavadi to support Kombo against Wetangula in Bungoma Senate by-election
NAIROBI, KENYA: Amani Coalition will support Musikari Kombo of New Ford Kenya in the impending Bungoma by-election.
A meeting of coalition partners on Thursday at UDF headquarters agreed to give the nomination to the candidate in order to maximise chances of winning the seat.
Amani said it will also support Isaa Timammy of UDF for the Lamu gubernatorial seat.
“We will mount joint campaigns for our candidates to ensure they retain the seats”, the Coalition said.
At the same time, the Amani Coalition called upon Cord to avoid politicising and bringing ethnicity in court judgments that are not in their favour.
“We in Amani have lost several seats through petitions but have not conspired to accuse the Judiciary of favoritism. We have never looked at the ethnicity of a Judge. As leaders, we must respect judicial decisions whether they favour us or not”, said UDF and AmaniLeader Musalia Mudavadi.
He said Amani coalition through Kombo was robbed of clear victory in Bungoma and cautioned against offensive language by Cord.
“Our candidate is a native and veteran leader from Bungoma. It is uncouth to call him names because it amounts to insulting voters”, said Amani.
“The people of Bungoma should not be cheated their victory was stolen. This time round courts were clear who may have stolen their right to vote for a leader of their choice”, added Mudavadi terming claims by Cord that the court stole their win absurd.
He cautioned that blaming the courts was a bad precedent where the public will loose faith in settling disputes within the confines of the rule of law. He said Cord leaders were going beyond criticism of court decisions and condemning the Judiciary wholesome.
“You cannot accommodate the Judiciary by defending a petition and turn around to rubbish the institution merely because it did not favour you”, he said.-standardmedia.co.ke