Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi has accepted to be the Luhya community spokesman.

Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli named Mudavadi the spokesperson at a rally at the Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega county on Saturday.

“I accept this honor with humility and with commitment. I accept to be your leader so that we work together and grow Kenya together,” he said.

Musalia asked the Luhya community to walk with him as they finalise the journey ahead of the 2017 general elections.

“I want us to come together and we become one. Help me I can’t walk alone. Even footballers cannot walk alone,” Mudavadi said.

He asked Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, Senators Moses Wetang’ula (Bungoma) and Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), and other ‘rebel’ Luhya leaders to join hands with him.

Mudavadi said he will look for Cord leaders Raila Odinga and his team and work with him to evacuate Jubilee from their seats.

Mudavadi emerged the most popular Luhya leader in Western, ahead of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula.

The Amani leader was rated to have 38 per cent, followed by Oparanya and Wetang’ula, who scored 30 per cent each.

Amid cheers, the smiling Mudavadi was asked to sit down as he was being crowned the “Luhya spokesman” by the elders.