Raila, Mudavadi agree on 2017 power deal to oust Jubilee from power

The two leaders said the super alliance will be formed by February next year.

Cord leader Raila Odinga (right) has said he will work Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi in the run up to the 2017 general elections.

The much-touted National Super Alliance (NASA) is now a reality after Cord leader Raila Odinga said he will work Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi in the run up to the 2017 general elections.

Speaking in Laikipia, the two leaders said the super alliance will be formed by February next year.

“We will be together. Come February next year and business will not be usual. This government is full of thieves who need to be taken home. We want to bring change in this country,” Raila said.

Both leaders regretted their political split in 2013 as Jubilee led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto swept to power.

The declaration is a major boost for the opposition considering in October, Mudavadi said he had no plans of joining the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) in a super alliance to oust Jubilee from power come next year.

2013 mistake

"My brother Mudavadi, we understand what happened ahead of 2013 but human is to err. The wrong thing is if we repeat the mistake. We are now a bit wiser," Raila said in Laikipia.

Mudavadi said NASA was the best vehicle to defeat Jubilee in next year’s presidential elections and questioned the source of money being spent in Harambees by government officials especially over the weekends.

“They are moving around with sacks full money. Where do they get the Ksh 18 million they are dishing out in Harambees every weekend?” posed Mudavadi.

The two leaders also said Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party and Ford Kenya led by Moses Wetang’ula will be included in NASA to ensure the Opposition’s victory is achieved in the first round of polls.

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