We’ll soldier on to the end, vows Mudavadi
Posted Sunday, May 27 2012 at 20:50
Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has vowed to take his campaign across the country in spite being “stalked” by ODM.
He said his decision to vie for the presidency on the United Democratic Forum ticket after quitting ODM would not be reversed.
“Nobody will deter us from achieving our ambitions, we are determined and we will achieve our goals,” he said after attending the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s Centennial fete at the Gusii Stadium.
Addressing journalists after the function on Sunday, Mr Mudavadi played down his failure to talk politics when he took to the podium at the stadium.
“This was a church function and I had to adhere to its policies because I also have great respect for religion,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
The politicians, who included Mr Mudavadi, Prof Sam Ongeri, Mr Yusuf Chanzu and Mr George Nyamweya were only allowed to greet the congregation as the church policy does not allow talk of politics during its services.
It was not clear whether or not Mr Mudavadi was invited to the function, which was presided over by the SDA World president of the General Conference, Dr Ted Wilson.
The East and Central Division SDA president Pastor Paul Ruguri publicly confessed that he asked Prof Ongeri, who is a church elder, to inform Mr Mudavadi and the other politicians not to campaign at the function.
“This is a unique group that attended our service. Each time they attend any function they must speak politics. I thank Prof Ongeri for taming them.”