Winning a Presidential seat in Kenya requires large support countrywide.
Musalia Mudavadi entered the political arena as Sabatia Constituency MP in 1989.
He also held various government positions before expressing his first presidential ambitions in 2007 where he sought for ODM's nomination ticket as its presidential candidate but Raila Odinga defeated him.
He agreed to support Raila Odinga's presidential bid but Raila lost to Mwai Kibaki in the disputed 2007 elections.
In 2012 presidential race, Musalia Mudavadi left ODM after being locked out through the party's constitutional clause that gave party leader a direct nomination to be a presidential candidate.
Musalia Mudavadi then joined Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto's Jubilee coalition that brought together UDF, URP and TNA parties.
The three signed a pre-election agreement that would foresee Uhuru Kenyatta stepping down and let Musalia Mudavadi as the presidential flag bearer of the coalition.
William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta were to marshal their supporters to support Musalia Mudavadi's presidential bid.
This pact was believed to materialise and make Musalia Mudavadi the fourth president of Kenya.
Musalia Mudavadi left Jubilee coalition after the contract was breached.
Musalia Mudavadi later contested independently under UDF party in the 2013 general elections.
He came a distant third after Raila Odinga of ODM party, Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee coalition emerged victorious thus becoming the fourth President of Kenya.