Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi is likely to lose his Sabatia backyard to William Ruto even though they are in the same alliance.
This is because UDA candidate Clement Sloya is ahead of ANC’s Emmanuel Ayodi in the Sabatia parliamentary seat race.
Results from the Moi Girls High School Vokoli tallying center indicated that Sloya was leading the race with 15,106 votes while Ayodi was at 7, 402. The results are drawn from 75 polling stations out of 138. The duo are seeking replace Alfred Agoi who tried his luck in the Vihiga gubernatorial seat.
Sloya is a newcomer and only joined politics last year following the death of his elder brother Macleans Sloya who was vying for the seat on an ANC ticket.
In June this year, Mudavadi had raised concerns over Ruto’s move to field a candidate in his backyard.
“I have a deal with Ruto, but that is only for the top positions. When you go to Sugoi, his backyard, the candidates likely to be elected are from UDA. So why should they deny me a chance to elect ANC candidates here?” he posed.
He begged residents in the area not to let him be embarrassed by being led by an MP from UDA.
“If you look keenly, do you think Sugoi residents can elect an ANC MP in their backyard despite some of us being in the same coalition? Let’s be honest and say the truth as much we are going to form a government. Ruto’s local MP will come from UDA. Don’t embarrass me in the election; just give me an ANC MP here,” Mudavadi said.