ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed calls for ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga to support his presidential bid as a sign of good will for supporting him in 2013 and 2017.
Mudavadi says he doesn’t believe in political debts and one should not held at ransom over the same.
Speaking during an interview with a local Radio station, Mudavadi said there is nothing like political debts saying people come together politically through shared ideologies.
Mudavadi said he is seeking support from all Kenyans and not a specific person and that Raila doesn’t have to endorse his bid just because he supported him in previous elections.
“I don’t believe in the idea of political debts. Raila owes me no debt, politically. I am seeking votes from all Kenyans on the basis of my economy recovery policies,” he said.
The Amani leader who is campaigning on the platform of reviving and growing the economy said leaders should seek the mandate of Kenyans on the basis of what they will do for them.
He said every Kenyan has a right to live and do business in any part of the country without intimidation or being labelled an outsider.
At the same time, Mudavadi called on the Government to allocate more funds to the Ministry of Health to purchase the COVID-19 vaccines.
“COVID-19 has impacted heavily on the economy. We need to have all our people vaccinated so that we can open up our businesses,” he said.
Mudavadi also dismissed claims that the recent meetings between President Uhuru Kenyatta and One Kenya Alliance are to strategize on how to inherit the Presidency by backing one of them against Ruto.
At the same time Mudavadi called on the Government to adequately fund IEBC to enable it carry out its mandate effectively.
“We need to ensure the electoral commission is well funded to carry out a free, fair and credible election. The State must guarantee the independence of the Commission as well. All electoral laws should be reviewed with a view to ensure and guarantee accountability,” he said.