Furious Mudavadi Kicks Out Ally Over Ruto Funding Remarks

  • A collage of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (left), Lugari MP Ayub Savula (center), and Deputy [President William Ruto (right)
    A collage of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (left), Lugari MP Ayub Savula (center), and Deputy [President William Ruto (right)
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  • Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has reprimanded Lugari Member of Parliament Ayub Savula for alleging that Deputy President William Ruto was funding members of OKA.

    Through a public notice on Tuesday, November 30, Mudavadi stated that Savula was purporting to be ANC's deputy party leader adding that the position has not been filled by the party.

    The ANC leader added that the Lugari legislator was not mandated to speak for the party and that his sentiments should be disregarded.

    Lugari MP and Amani National Congress Party member, Ayub Savula
    Lugari MP and Amani National Congress Party member, Ayub Savula
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    "Certain members have erroneously assigned themselves the position of party spokesperson and issued statements that have since been circulated by print and electronic media outlets,"

    "Utterances by persons purporting to hold office and therefore speak for and on behalf of the party should be largely disregarded by the media. By this notice, we abrogate all utterances stated by Hon Ayub Angatia Savula in a purported capacity of deputy party leader," Mudavadi stated.

    Additionally, the OKA principal went ahead to list the party officials, and noticeably missing was the name of Savula who had been stating that he is Mudavadi’s deputy. The former Vice President also added that the position will be filled during their upcoming delegates conference.

    "Take notice that in line with revamping our party and making it absolutely national, the impending NDC provides for an opportunity to fill the remaining slots for all other office-bearers.

    "Further notice that only the party leader and the Secretary-General are the official spokespersons of the party," he added.

    During a function on November 27, Savula claimed that the DP was funding three of his colleagues with Ksh 50,000 weekly to spy on the OKA principals. He further alleged that the legislators were pushing for an alliance between the Mudavadi's ANC and Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    “Members of the group receive Sh50,000 each every week to create the impression that ANC is about to join UDA,” Savula claimed.

    Consequently, Savula's sentiments have caused friction within the alliance, with other leaders coming out to allege that Ruto was negotiating with Mudavadi over the running mate's position as the country heads to the 2022 General Election. This has also been echoed by leaders allied to the DP.

    “I can tell you, without a doubt, that some of the OKA principals are spies. There are two spies within that group who report to different places, but in a matter of time, we will know. They will not be together, that I can tell you,” Meru County Senator Mithika Linturi stated.

    OKA principals Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) on Thursday, August 19, 2021
    OKA principals Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) address the press on Thursday, August 19, 2021
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