ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has once again poured cold water on the possibility of reviving the opposition coalition, NASA, ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Speaking during a service at Ruaraka SDA church on Saturday, Mudavadi said the outfit has been ‘captured’
“Hiyo wakati nilikuwa nasema NASA hawa, lakini siku hizi, nikama NASA imenaswa,” he said.
This loosely translated to, “That time, I used to say NASA hawa. But nowadays, it seems NASA has been captured.”
The former vice president drummed up support for his presidential bid, saying Kenyans need an honest and transparent leader who will turnaround the economy of the country.
“I want to tell you that I am in the field. I am vying for the position of the president of Kenya. I am not seeking the seat by force. I am humble and pleading with Kenyans wherever they are to stand together so that we can build our country,” he said.
Mudavadi said that bleeding economy is the main problem facing the country and called on Kenyans to elected based on their agenda but not tribe or handout.
“Our agenda as we go into 2022 is economy. We change the lives of Kenyans so that they can get means to put food on the table,” he said.
He said that Kenyans should be cautious about dishonest and unscrupulous leaders who are seeking the seat for their own benefit.
“Let’s be solid. Let’s be together and let’s look at the right leadership, step by step.August next year, don’t vote because of your tribe. Don’t vote because of money. Don’t vote bacause you have been forced. Vote because you believe you are making the right decision for the country,” he said.
“IEBC should carefully vet all candidates, not just for the commission positions but also the candidates for various elective seats in next year’s general election, “ he said.
“If we are not careful, the thugs and the corrupt are waiting for us in every corner. If we put them in office, our bleeding economy will be worse than it is now. Let us be been careful and ask God to help us chose the right leaders and I promise to revive this economy if given that mantle, “ Mudavadi told the congregation.