In 2002 when the whole of Kenya united to get bring to an end the dictatorial regime of KANU Moi enticed him with the Vice Presidency so he could support Uhuru Kenyatta. In 2007, Raila Odinga hand picked him from a lot of 5 other contenders and made him his running mate and as such his the de facto deputy party leader for Kenya’s most popular politcal party in 2007.
After the debacle that was the 2007 general elections, Mr. Mudavadi had yet another easy rid to becoming one of the two deputy prime minister when William Ruto publicly announced that he had foregone his ambition of being on of the DPMs in favour of Musalia. We all no how easily Musalia was left off hook in the Goldenberg and the Grave plot scandals.
When Mudavadi quit ODM in May 2012, he didn’t struggle to form a political party because UDF was handed to him on a silver platter. When time was running out on him Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto quickly took him in and gave him shelter in the jubillee alliance. He went on to secretly enter a deal with UK that UK would support his candidacy for the Jubilee presidential candidate such he (MM) would not have to face a fierce nomination processs. So now Mudavadi prefers consensus building over a nomination process as the best way of deciding who gets to be the flag bearer for jubilee.
It makes me wonder, why did he quit ODM in the 1st place? May be its because Musalia has never had to fight hard like everybody else and for him it has always come on a silver platter and he expects the same even now