ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is going to be presented to National Super Alliance as the Luhya community preferred presidential aspirant.
Party chairman Kelvin Lunani made the announcement shortly after Mudavadi was unveiled as the community’s spokesperson at a rally on Saturday.
Lunani said the community has spoken and has resolved that Mudavadi should wrest the Nasa ticket from Cord and Kanu hopefuls.
The decision is likely to cause friction with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, who had presented himself as the community’s choice for the presidency.
According to research conducted by the University of Nairobi Economic Department, Mudavadi was the most favoured with 38 per cent, head of Wetang’ula and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
The results were announced by Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli at a rally in Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega county.
The research sponsored by Atwoli was done between July and October 2016 and 2,600 respondents were interviewed.
Wetang’ula and a handful of prominent leaders from the Western region skipped the event, eliciting anger on Atwoli’s part.