Lugari MP Ayub Savula has ruled out the possibility of Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi forming a pact with Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the next election slated for August 2022.
Savula said his party leader treats Ruto as a political competitor and trashed reports he was considering joining his camp.
The legislator said one of the reasons Mudavadi cannot team up with the DP was because he (Ruto) is 'tainted'.
Speaking to the People Daily on Monday, Savula said the other reason why the two political bigwigs cannot form an alliance it was because both were aiming at the same position, the State House.
“ANC looks forward to working with a clean politician but our friend is tainted. But assuming that is not the case and we decided to team up with Ruto, who will deputise who at the polls?"
"Mudavadi cannot play second fiddle to the DP and similarly Ruto cannot be anyone’s running mate for a third time, because the Constitution does not allow. So ideally the notion of a Ruto-Mudavadi political pact is neither workable nor attractive,” he said.
Over the weekend, Ruko asked the ANC boss to join him so they form the government after the retirement of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The first time I came here was in 2007 when we were campaigning for a Raila Odinga presidency where Musalia Mudavadi was to become the Deputy. Now I have come back to ask Mudavadi to join my team so that we can form a government,” the DP said during a rally in Sabatia, Vihiga County.
In a rejoinder, Mudavadi ruled out working with Ruto saying the suggestion was both 'cheeky and ridiculous'.