I am in NASA to stay and its best candidate – Kalonzo

NASA Kitengela rally
Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka addressing National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition supporters in Kitengela. Photo/Courtesy

Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, has dispelled rumours that he is contemplating bolting from the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition and join the ruling Jubilee Party.

Speaking alongside his NASA co-principal Moses Wetang’ula at a rally in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kalonzo condemned persons behind the ‘unfounded information’ insisting that he is committed to the one presidential candidate philosophy of the coalition.

“I want to respond to those naysayers. They are the ones probably will leave NASA, not me. Let them stop,” said Kalonzo.

Kalonzo slammed Jubilee government for preying on NASA disintegration to win majority seats in the General Election.

“Jubilee are waiting for ODM to quarrel with FORD-Kenya and ODM with Wiper in order to win seats.”

“Kalonzo knows that if he goes it alone, he will lose. So is Raila. Mudavadi too knows. I am also aware of that,” said Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula.

Kalonzo stirred controversy in the opposition coalition after submitting his presidential nominations papers on a Wiper Party’s National Elections Board.

The country still remains anxious to see whom, among the NASA co-principals; Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford-Kenya) would carry their presidential candidate as the August 8 polls draws closer.

The 12-member steering committee mandated to chose the presidential candidate for the opposition coalition remains mum as the whole debate rages.

Kiminini MP, Dr Chris Wamalwa, a member of the committee, assured supporters that they are conducting the due diligence before settling on one leader, who would be accepted across board.

The NASA leaders attacked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for what they termed as unpreparedness to conduct the upcoming Elections.

“IEBC we are concerned of your preparedness.  IEBC you will take full responsibility if anything goes wrong,” said Wiper Secretary General, Omar Hassan.

They, however, reiterated their readiness to give Jubilee Party a run for its money on the ballot.

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