Meru Governor Peter Munya has dismissed the endorsement by National Super Alliance (NASA) principals, affirming that he was firmly behind President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election bid.
The Party of National Unity (PNU) leader said that he does not need the endorsement of anyone to retain his seat, while dismissing claims by his Meru gubernatorial seat rival Kiraitu Murungi that he was working with the opposition in their continued onslaught on the county.
Speaking during a tour to Isiolo International Airport, Munya said that he will not support the NASA coalition, but insisted that anyone who wants to campaign in Meru was welcome.
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and co-principal Moses Wetang’ula publicly endorsed Munya’s re-election during their campaign rallies in Meru last week, terming him as hardworking and a partner in the liberation of Kenya.
“NASA principals must have read the mood of the public that I am popular compared to my rivals (and) hence endorsing me, but that does not indicate that I am in the opposition,” he said.
“I am focusing on my re-election and development in Meru County. I am in PNU, which passed a resolution to support the President come the August 8 polls,” he added.
Munya said he was looking to President Uhuru’s visit to Meru on Saturday, adding that he will not worry even if the head of state openly campaigns for Jubilee candidate, Kiraitu during his tour.
He said that he will want the head of state to address the Miraa issue during his visit.