Opinion: Chamisa has outsmarted the political mercenaries … [the CCC countered the battle for the MDC]

Today it’s official that the real Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance) is rebranded and is a new party under the name of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC). They have also gone all YELLOW and a new logo.
We know that Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) leader Douglas Mwonzora says he also controls the MDC-Alliance. While Thokozani Khupe who was suspended by the MDC-T leader Mwonzora claims his the MDC-Alliance leader. Therefore, Khupe says she cannot be suspended by him and has never been associated the MDC-Alliance. Nevertheless, that battle is now meaningless and pointless, as Chamisa has outsmarted them both.
Chamisa has changed the logo, the colour and the name. As the mercenaries have hijacked the whole Movement for Democratic Change. There is even a third branch calling themselves the MDC. So, the CCC was a wise move, instead of battling and compete against the courts, which has already given the headquarters, the funds and made it possible for Mwonzora to recall MPs from the MDC-Alliance.
However, with this recent move Mwonzora and Khupe owns to shell of parties. Secondly, they have the names and regalia, but they don’t have anything of worth. These two are just alone with the few compatriots who has believed in their cause.
We have to hope this is the trick, but Mwonzora and Khupe is tricked out. They got nothing and cannot stifle the process or the cause of the previous real MDC-Alliance. Since they have become the CCC. That party is all new and can start a fresh.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) cannot by a technicality or anything else stop it. The CCC cannot be replicated right now and neither is there any agreement, which Mwonzora or Khupe can hijack.
What Chamisa and the whole original MDC-Alliance party has done is to find a new home and rebrand themselves. They have the ability to not be nostalgic or take stock in the past. While it must hurt or sting a bit to leave the MDC and its hisorty behind. Certainly, this is adjusting to the facts on the ground and the reality, which is showing true meaning of leadership.
We have to salute Chamisa and his team. That they are bold and bravely doing this. As the ZANU-PF has demolished and used all means to destroy the MDC internally. Now the same forces and leaders has lost their value.
The CCC will be a force to be reckon with and now the ZANU-PF should be worried. Peace.

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Opinion: Ruto have torn OKA apart today

We will work with ANC, Ford Kenya and all the other parties that want to walk this journey of bringing Kenyans together. We are going to raise the bar of leadership so that deceit, lies and conmanship do not become the equation of leadership” – DP William Ruto (23.01.2022).

We knew deep in our hearts that the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) was on shaky ground the moment it decided it’s Presidential Flag-bearer. The outfit has already by it’s technical committee decided that Stephan Kalonzo Musyoka was the guy and candidate to run. Therefore, the principals and leaders had to back-down for the Wiper Democratic Movement leader. Alas, that would shake the coalition and it’s members.

Nevertheless, today has proven why it was such a vast moment. Since two other principals are now running behind United Democratic Alliance (UDA) DP Ruto and being part of their campaign. Meaning, they are ditching the OKA and it’s alliance… this being Amani National Congress (ANC) Musalia Mudavadi and FORD-Kenya Moses Wetangula. Both of these are practically part of the Hustler Nation and the Wheelbarrow Movement ahead of the polls in 2022.

This means the ones running out of Bomas today, Kalonzo and Gideon Moi (KANU) both have to go to the drawing-board and find a new home. Since two parties and leaders has chosen a side. These two has to either join Azimo la Umoja or go “independently” into the polls. That means in near future we might see Kalonzo and Moi together with Odinga at a rally. In the grand scheme of things… that wouldn’t be shocking, as Kalonzo has already been a Special Envoy this term and could easily be part of the state machinery who is pushing for Odinga this time around.

What is striking today is that Mudavadi is rallying with UDA. The whole UDA shown up strong and don’t expect DP Ruto to be the second on the ticket this coming poll. No, there has been an agreement and arranged between the parties. Which means there are promises made and it would be profitable for both.

That’s why Mudavadi and Wetangula has banked on Ruto. That they together are stronger and can become a force to be reckon with. While I have a hard time seeing ANC or Ford-K being anything to take to bank. Neither of them has the parties nor the general support of which will make them viable everywhere. These two doesn’t even have the reach within their own communities to bring MPs or Governors on their side. Therefore, the UDA alliance is a fragile one and only is a blow for OKA.

An OKA that was already failing and with the recent choice of Kalonzo it was to easy to speak of ramifications and fall-outs as a result of it. Now it’s not hyperbolic, but a clear realization why Mudavadi didn’t show-up to the Technical Committee meeting. As he has been scheming and planning the whole thing with Ruto. They are now comrades and Wetangula is in on it too.

The Tanga Tanga brigade can celebrate the earthquake today, as OKA is on it’s knees and soon shelved like CORD or NASA. All of these are forgotten coalition, which wouldn’t last or becoming winning formulas in an election.

Now the UDA and Hustler Nation has strengthen it’s cause. Just like Odinga showed strength and finesse, when the governors joined his Azimo la Umoja earlier this month. This is all political play and a way of showing relevance in each others backyards. Therefore, Ruto just got two parties for a bargain. He got their leaders and by doing so… he humiliated OKA and the ones falling behind there.

Mudavadi in a way mocked OKA too, by inviting and showing who he works with. As he has already found a home. He has now launched himself and with his party together with his new allies. The same can be said by Wetangula too. These two have now shown their cards and their way forward.

Now, Kalonzo, Moi and the other OKA leftovers has to show their cards. They have to show their loyalty and where they stand. As OKA is practically over… and on life-support. Unless, Moi and Kalonzo will play like big-shots… which they are not and everyone knows that.

Mudavadi outsmarted them today… but his not a kingpin and never have been. Mudavadi has been looking for shelter and a home. Now Ruto has promised him a safe-haven and a safe passage. However, by the scheme of things… it is only getting more dire and the test is in the coming months.

Now its the moments of confetti and salutes. However… the true campaigns and rallies are ahead. The tear-gas and the hurdles are ahead of them. There will be ramifications and reactions to this. Ruto is the winner today. He got a price and a token under his belt. However, it is not a grand price, but a nice possession, nevertheless.. and he has all rights to be giddy.

We just have to wonder… what it did cost and what promises that has been made. Because, that bill has to paid and in full. Peace.

Opinion: Does Bong Bong Marcos even have a spine?

When all the other invited Presidential Aspirants went for the interview with GMA’s Jessica Soho. You would think the Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Junior would show up and have an appearance. However, he declined and claimed the journalist would be biased against him. That’s a weakling and lack of attitude from a Presidential Contender.

If he is afraid of a few questions and possible narrative against him. Why doesn’t he stand tall and contest the assumptions? Or doesn’t he have any rebuttal or ability to further the conversation? Any great leader of men are able to digress the conversation or even turn the questions on its head. If not “plead the fifth” and move on for that matter.

As a Presidential Candidate he is in his right to decline to show-up, but it isn’t a sign of strength or ability to defend his stances or his family history. The son of the late dictator seems like he only wants wants friendly media and ass-kissers, bootlickers and lackey’s to spread his message to the public. Since, he cannot even stomach an interivew with GMA’s Soho.

What will be the next excuse or reason to back off from an interview or participate in a televised debate? Because, if his worried about this… what little back-bone does the man have? Can’t he carry the legacy and his name? Is he worried about his entitled wealth and how people might perceive that?

If BBM wants to be a serious contender and an aspirant. He has to use all platforms and address himself to the public. He cannot hide behind Inday Sara or behind his team’s Press Releases. No, that’s not good enough. Especially, when the man is supposed to lead and be the man over the proud Filipino nation. Clearly, his not up to it, since his afraid of an interview with a few hard-hitting questions.

Bong Bong Marcos just wants the tabloid and easy-living, no hurdles and no touchy-touchy interviews, which doesn’t go to the core of a subject or dives into the past. That is very obvious… and it’s tragic-comical at this stage. He should be fuming and show finesse, instead his backing out like a coward.

How can this man be the front-man and be the astute leader, when he cannot even take a few questions from a GMA journalist? Does he only need friendly press from Manilla to show up and take smug pictures of him? He only wants the click-bait, home-based, you-are-famous therefore we acknowledge your existence pieces? Is that the only thing he can do?

If so, why even bother to be on the ticket and run as a Presidential Candidate? When you cannot muster the courage and be bold at a setting, which you as a man cannot control. You should be brave enough and have it in you to be pushed outside your comfort-zone and show his character to the whole nation. However, that is too much to ask and he only wants it his way. As head of state and a leader of men. I can promise you… he will not have it his way or get it all like he wants it.

Therefore, he should be prepared for moments, times and media, which will not represent him in a manner, which he prefers. Nevertheless, the man should carry himself wisely and show his ability to overcome that. People would respect that more…

So, when he declines and uses excuses to not attend an interview. The loser is him and his campaign. His looking like the fool and weakling…. Who wants to vote for that? Only his cult following and not the undecided. Peace.

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Opinion: The whole machinery is behind Odinga [and he intends to continue where Kenyatta left-off]

After this weekend and how things are reflecting these days… the state and everyone in power seems to be directly for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga. That is very evident now, as Deputy President William Ruto is getting the treatment that the CORD or NASA Co-Principals went through in the previous campaigns. That’s why his latest rally in Nairobi was tear-gassed, while Odinga could hold a rally without any interruptions.

Odinga is not only shielded and not getting the violent interruptions from the state agencies. He is today vouched for by over 30 governors. The ODM leader is now saying he will follow suit of Kenyatta and his legacy. This means his really just a continuation and an another part of the political elite. While promising pledges, which we know he will not keep.

If you believe these words are in defence or I am supporting Ruto. I hate to shatter all glass and say at this point I am not for either candidates. Odinga is just a washed-up elitist politician now. Who is running for himself and hopefully last time. As he has been a Presidential Contender for so long and now his not direct opposition, but the one who has the state behind him. That’s why his not feeling the blunt force or violence at his rallies.

Odinga is now going the Jubilee route and his enjoying it. He is gathering strength and support from all corners. That’s because his ushered in and everyone knows that he will not challenge the status quo. Unless, he will make it even better for the elite and their lifestyles. He will not bring in proper reform or revitalize the state. Not at this point no… the BBI showed the true reality and that’s what sort of man he is now.

I cannot see him being a vocal or a reformer now. That train has sailed, as he wants to continue the Kenyatta era. Therefore, his sort of stint will only ensure the elites more juice and selling empty promises to the naive. The state will be behind him and ensure he arrives safely.

Odinga will now enter office with no hurdle, as his been loyal and followed a peaceful vibe with Kenyatta for the last term. That is very clear, as Odinga will takeover a debt-ridden, overzealous patronage of a state and try to build within that. Well, I don’t see that coming easily. As he will finally enjoy the spoils of which he has waited for years.

He will only manufacture an ideal and promises, but not deliver anything substantial. Just like the Jubilee promised computers and fancy stadiums. The Jubilee promised a massive overhaul of the railways, but dropped a dumbfounded and expensive alteration creating the SGR Railway. While also adding debts with Eurobonds and whatnot… plus the additional amounts of scandals, which shows how the state has been a feeding frenzy for the appointees of the President.

Odinga, if he wants to follow him. Don’t expect greatness, but more humbling experiences… and lacking development, which will only become the expense of the future generations. As the next generation will repay the debt for the mediocre and average sucking government delivery. Peace.

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Opinion: Is Mudavadi even capable… No his not, but he believes so..

The Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi, the former NASA Co-Principal and part of One Kenya Alliance (OKA) is clearly launching his Presidential bid in 5 days. As the OKA coalition has sort of fielded Wiper Democratic Movement leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as the flag-bearer.

That means that Mudavadi will run-off into the sun-set alone, as he wasn’t deemed fit in the OKA Technical Committee and would be seen as a VP or Deputy in the up-coming elections. This after Kalonzo was the VP/Deputy in previous election in 2017 during the NASA campaigns.

The VP with the shortest stint in the Kenyan history, as he was only in this role throughout November and December 2002… and was out of his duty on the 3rd January 2003. Later he was the Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013.

This man has tried to connect himself with big-shot all of his career, if it was Daniel Arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki and running early with Uhuru Kenyatta. Before trying to get nominated within the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). Before using his own party and platform in the 2017 elections. Therefore, after jumping between parties from early 2000s to the 2015 when he launched his own.

Now in 2022 he thinks he can run on his own. That is a long time coming, but it is a false start. This man needed the other big-men. Mudavadi doesn’t have the character or charisma to run on his own. Neither does he has the war-chest or the capacity to run a national campaign. Then he needs to behave and be running wild.

At this point of time, this man will run against Ruto and Odinga. Mudavadi is nowhere near any of these two. His just a joker and should try to position himself again. Right now the state is and authorities is backing Odinga. While tear-gas and opposition flavoured means are dropped towards Ruto. Therefore, where will Mudavadi go?

Mudavadi can walk alone, but I doubt he will carry it… his not the man who has the capacity or the ideals to sprint this far. He has a briefcase party and not a genuine popular support. Mudavadi needs a miracle of epic proportions to become a figure-head or an aspiring leader. The promise of Mudavadi is long gone.

He tried NASA and OKA, but places he haven’t achieved anything. Now that his planning a Presidential Launch, meaning his differing from OKA and will run alone. I doubt he has planned this with the rest of OKA and has an agreement with Kalonzo to launch his own Presidential campaign. That would be very strange, as OKA has said Kalonzo is their guy to some extent.

This means Mudavadi will be out and run on his own. It is a failing game, but the failure would be evident in OKA. Only he will do it all by himself and cannot blame others. Neither does he has the allies or parties to pin blame on. He just have to carry his weight and prove that he can last longer than two months on top.

Mudavadi will not win anything and he will be less relevant than OKA. That is really weak and not even funny. It will be brutal and he will be blasted or ignored. As he doesn’t even have support of other opposition leaders, which he needs…

He might think otherwise because of his ego and self esteem, but that doesn’t make it more true. Instead… his just looking more foolish and should settle somewhere else. Just so he can ensure an appointment in the next term. Peace.

Opinion: Mwonzora is whatever the Crocodile needs him to be

The Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) leader Douglas Mwonzora will be whatever President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs him to be. If the Crocodile needs him to be a patriot or an anarchist. The opposition leader will jump ship and become one or the other.

Mwonzora has no scruples or no heart. His a mercenary to destroy to Movement for Democratic Change and the whole Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance). That’s why his one moment saying the MDC-T is the only one. While later saying the MDC-Alliance is non-existent entity and can recall MDC-A elected officials. Now months later… he claims his the only MDC-Alliance and was never only MDC-T. That’s the sort of foggy fake chauvinist he is and he enjoys it too.

He uses the State House and his association with the state to further his own cause. If that is to hijack the funds for the MDC-Alliance. Takeover the headquarters in Harare or anything else. That’s why he recalled the MPs of MDC-Alliance and he councillors too. Just to prove a point and make a fool of himself later. Because, he could with the orders and the powers which the Crocodile has invested in him.

Mnangagwa has a mercenary and a willing token soldier to fight his battles. To directly enforce and use his office to damage the MDC-Alliance. That is what his doing and Mwonzora don’t mind being the toy for the head of state to play with.

If Mnangagwa needs him to be a transwoman, I am sure he will show-up in a dress and be fashionable late to a party after ending of talks at the up-coming POLAD conference. Because, Mwonzora does whatever Mnangagwa needs. I am just awaiting reports of blowjobs or whatnot, as he has no issues and can say whatever to fit the bill.

First MDC-Alliance is a viable entity. Later MDC-Alliance doesn’t exists and now your running the MDC-Alliance. While you have used the MDC-T logos and paperwork all along. You know that your MDC-T and misusing Tsvangirai’s legacy to be a hit-man for ZANU-PF.

That is who Mwonzora is and it’s disgraceful. He is there to destroy a party and their chances, because the ZANU-PF has nothing to offer and can only rig themselves into power. To have Mwonzora and allies to break the back of the opposition. It is just what the PFee needs and it’s evident.

Mwonzora is a tragic figure and his demise will be horrific. Because, the moment the crocodile don’t need him. He will be begging for money and he needs by that time to prostitute himself to other suits to get money to get by. Since, nobody can trust this man and his intolerable. He is willing to destroy his whole legacy and the legacy of the founder of his party. Just to get a few brownie-points and small benefits of which will not last forever.

This is short-sighted and it will not end well. Peace.

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