The planned Lubya BBi meeting organised by Francis Atwoli scheduled for the 18th of January has been thrown into disarray. ANC party leader becomes the latest senior politician from Western Kenya to reject the planned luhya BBi meeting terming it a divisive ODM affair.
Musalia Mudavadi now claims the luhya BBi meeting is targeting him as a senor politician from Western and is meant to scuttle his vibrant Presidential ambitions.
Musalia has now urged the convenors of the meeting to face him directly instead of disguising it as a luhya unity affair.
“The organisers and convenors of the so-called meeting to discuss the BBI report are targeting me as a senior leader from the region. They should avoid beating around the bush and come straight for me and avoid hiding behind the BBi”, he said.
Mudavadi said the meeting to be held at Bukhungu stadium has little to do with the BBI report since it is targeted at him as a senior politician from western Kenya.
The ANC party leader revealed that the meeting is meant to isolate him politically by painting him as being against luhya unity.
He termed the meeting as a scheme by Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli to market the dwindling fortunes of ODM paty leader Raila Odinga in western under the guise of BBi.
“That so-called unity drive has absolutely nothing to do with unity but it is a cologned ODM party affair. Francis Atwoli is desperately trying to market the candidature of Raila Odinga, a move that the people of western have rejected,” he added.
Yesterday , a group of Western Kenya mps from across the political divide, in a meeting in Mumias rejected the luhya BBi meeting and urged luhyas to shun the January 18th rally at Bukhungu stadium.
Luhya Council of Elders have also weighed in on the matter saying the event risk being turned into a political showdown. The Council of Elders urged Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli to cancel the meeting lest they asked locals to shun it.
Francis Atwoli and Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya are the organisers of the meeting largely seen as an ODM affair dressed in BBi apparel.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga have been invited to the event in what is likely to ignite the BBi debate.
While opponents of the meeting have condemned it as a political rally, Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya maintains the luhya meeting is meant to give locals a platform to air their views on the BBi report.
While asking locals to give the event a wide berth, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi warned that the 18th January rally is divisive, compromised and deceitful. Musalia urged Western region to be united and to resist any attempt by selfish leaders to auction them for political expediency.
He urged the organisers of the event to desist using Uhuru Kenyatta’s meant to entice and help people mobilise.