NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is exuding confidence that he will win the March 4 presidential election.
Speaking during the Breakfast Show on Capital FM on Thursday morning, Mudavadi pointed out that he has what it takes to beat his opponents in the poll.
“The run-off will be a bridge that we will cross when we get there and I would like to hear how the two gentlemen (Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga) would respond when they are asked when Mudavadi is in the run-off with either of them, who will they back?”
He however indicated that should he be defeated, he will concede graciously to the victor.
“If you engage in a democratic process, you must be prepared that there could be a winner and a loser. If you want Kenya to be peaceful, we must be prepared to say that if Kenyans have made their choice, we must respect it,” he stated.
“Key to this is that at the very beginning preach that very message as politicians.”
During the show, Mudavadi further outlined his agenda for the country if elected president key of which will be establishing a relationship with Parliament to be able to form a cohesive government.
“The second thing that I would tell Kenyans once elected is that we as Kenyans should now move forward in terms of developing the country. Yes we have had our elections and we have chosen the leaders that we want and so now is the time to focus on key issues affecting us,” he said.
He further pointed out that if elected, more police stations with equipped officers will be his priority to ensure peace prevails in the areas which are considered as hotspots.
He pointed out that the coming elections should be about Kenya’s economy, calling on voters not to gamble with their votes because they have been told they must vote in their own tribes.
“This year’s election is about this country’s economy. Be careful of who you vote for. That person shall have authority over the police, the army and many other organs including security therefore do not entrust leadership to a person with anger,” he said.
Mudavadi noted that infrastructural development across the country would also be a key factor to opening up rural areas as a way of attracting investors.