Four ODM MPs have told former Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi to be thankful for having his political career revived after he had been rendered redundant by the 2002 NARC victory.
Mudavadi had teamed up with President Uhuru as running mate, having been hastily appointed Vice President months to the elections. He was defeated.
MPs John Mbadi, Opiyo Wandayi, Olago Aluoch and Fred Outa told him to be grateful he had his career back, including a direct nomination to stand on ODM Party in 2007.
After the formation of the Grand Coalition government, Mudavadi appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government. Â However, last week, Mudavadi dismissed the claim that Raila revived his dwindling political fortune.
Mudavadi press secretary, writing on People Daily, referred to Raila as a ”dictator”.
“It should be recalled that Mudavadi, who had been consigned into what looked like political oblivion by the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) wave of 2002, had been written off by most political observers,” said Hon. Wandayi, the Political Affairs Secretary of ODM Party.
“ODM remains the only movement in Kenya today that truly embodies the hopes and aspirations of millions of the people. The Luhya, just like the rest of Kenyans, find a natural home in it,” he added.
The four MPs also dismissed Mudavadi’s call for Raila to join his newly formed Amani National Congress party. Mudavadi had vied on a UDF ticket but quickly found himself partyless when he attempted to change officials of the party. He was reminded he was ‘a guest’, prompting him to form his own party.
UDF is associated with Othaya MP Mary Wambui.